Rachael Christiansen was born in Mesa, Arizona then moved to Portland, Oregon after graduating high school to escape the sunshine and the heat. After almost a decade of vitamin D deficiency, she decided to follow the sunshine and her parents to Durango, Colorado. After visiting Pagosa Springs in 2016 through the Boettcher Teacher Residency Program, she fell in love with the town and decided to do her residency at Pagosa Springs High School. She was fortunate enough that a position became available for the 2017-2018 school year.
Rachael has always loved the outdoors and enjoys running with her dog in town, hiking in the woods, four-wheeling in her Jeep, skiing in the mountains, soaking in the hot springs, and any other way to take advantage of the beautiful place we live in.
BA in Mathematics from Portland State University, 2015
Currently finishing her MA in Education with an emphasis on Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education, December 2017