Rachel Adler

What is your favorite childhood book?

I absolutely loved reading any Roald Dahl book I could get my hands on growing up! My all-time favorite is the BFG. I loved the magical, mysterious world and the story of friendship growing from unlikely situations.

What is your secret talent?

I can dislocate all of my joints… I often “fidget” by popping my shoulders in and out (don’t try this at home, kids!).

Who was your favorite teacher in Elementary School and Why?

My favorite teacher was one from my preschool, Debbie Geary. She used to take us on “historical field trips” and we would go back in time by lining up our chairs like seats on a bus and flashing the lights on and off quickly!

What is your favorite thing about teaching?

I love teaching for so many reasons, but my favorite part is relationship-building. Kids see the world in such a special way; getting to know them is getting to see the world through their eyes.

What is your favorite subject to teach and why?

My two great teaching loves are phonics and behavior. Teaching kids the foundational skills to read and interact with peers and their world in a safe way is why I love coming to work every day! I love seeing the pride and wonder in their little faces when they learn a new skill!

What is your favorite part of being a part of the Willow Family?

I am thrilled to be joining the Willow community! I can’t wait to get back to preschool and change lives with such an amazing team of educators!