Rachel Kale | SD EPSCoR STEM Teacher Leaders

Hello! I’m Rachel Kale. I teach Biology at Rapid City High School in the beautiful Black Hills. I have been teaching there since 2016. I love being out in nature and sharing those experiences with students. I’ve spent time doing such things as backpacking in Pictured Rocks along Lake Superior, packrafting on the Niobrara River, hammocking wherever possible, hiking as many trails as I can find, and road-tripping to many state and national parks.

In 2008, I spent a year in northeastern Nicaragua in the jungle as a missionary and learned a lot about other cultures and primitive living. In 2011, I directed nature classes at a summer camp in Washington. In 2014, I spent a year at Camp Au Sable in northern Michigan helping teach outdoor education to middle school students and maintain displays and animals in the nature center.

My degree is a BA in Secondary Certification from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI with a Spanish K-12 major and Biology minor. I also have some graduate credits in sign language, learning in nature, STEM, astronomy, and 3D science.

I’m excited to be on the STEAM2 team in the Rapid City Area Schools for the 2018-2019 school year.