Rachel Solis is the Southern California Education Consultant with Center for the Collaborative Classroom. She has over 15 years of diverse teaching experience spanning elementary to high school in public, private, and charter schools as both a classroom teacher and intervention specialist. Her passion to make schools a kinder and safer place where ALL children want to come to school and learn, lies at the heart of her work. Rachel has a BA in Child Development from CSU Los Angeles and MS in Instructional Leadership from National University of San Diego. She completed National Board studies in Literacy with certification in Reading-Language Arts in Early-Middle Childhood. She is dedicated to supporting schools in redefining their purpose and in building intentional, purposeful, collaborative classrooms that put students at the center of their own learning.