Getting to Know Rachel Hesse

Dean of Student Life - Grammar School
"A classical Christian education is the training of the mind and heart, through a Biblical worldview, that grows with the natural development of a child."

How long have you been at PRCA? 
I've been at the Grammar School for 3 years where I've been teaching 1st grade. This year I am the Dean of Student Life at the GS.

Any interesting roles you have had prior to working here?
I was part of a team of moms/teachers who started up a classical, Christian School in our tiny Texas town in 2010.

Where did you grow up, and what is your educational background?
I grew up in Uvalde, Texas and I have a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Tell us about your family. 
My husband and I have been married for 20 years and we have two children, who attend PRCA. Neland Grayson is a junior and Hagen Blake is in 8th grade.

What keeps you busy outside of school?
Both our kids are involved in sports at school and in club teams so they keep me busy with practices & games. I also love to read!

How do you hope to make a difference in the lives of PRCA students each year?
I hope that through me students that need to feel and know the love of Jesus will receive that and know they are loved just the way they are.

What do you love most about Pusch Ridge Christian Academy?
I love our school community!

Why do you think Christian education is important for families to consider?
A classical Christian education is the training of the mind and heart, through a Biblical worldview, that grows with the natural development of a child. Our children will be able to defend what is good, true & beautiful in a world that is trying to erase it. What greater joy is there than to hear your children are walking in the truth? - 3 John 3:1.

What's one thing that makes PRCA unique?
It's all the little things like curbside dads, class parties, Pusch Perk, expeditionary learning, the house system, Legacy Lions, Coffee Cart Fridays, teacher devotions, ....I'm sorry, did you say one thing??? Oops!

What is something that most people don't know about you?
My legal name is Raquel.

Anything else you'd like to add? 
I'm looking forward to growing and learning more in my new role at the Grammar School. As we know, there is no perfect place, however I do feel like at PRCA we strive to be the hands & feet of Jesus. My prayer is that as we go through life together, we won't take the bait of Satan, which is offense, and keep our hearts fixed on our Lord.
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Grammar School (grades DK-5)
6450 N. Camino Miraval, Tucson AZ 85718
Phone: 520.529.7080
School office hours: 7:45 AM - 3:30 PM
Upper School (grades 6-12)
9500 N. Oracle Road, Tucson AZ 85704
Phone: 520.797.0107
School office hours: 7:50 AM - 4:15 PM
South Campus (grades K-1)
5951 S 12th Ave, Tucson AZ 85706
Phone: 520.797.0107
*Coming Fall 2022!
"The mission of Pusch Ridge Christian Academy is to teach our students to become like Christ through a classical Christian education within a covenantal community."

“All for Christ and His Kingdom”