Hello! My name is Rachel Brakel and I am so excited to be joining the Hulstrom community! I have been teaching for the past 21 years and all of them have been at the middle school level. The first nine years of my career were spent teaching at Scott Carpenter Middle School in Adams 50. After that, I moved to Adams 12 where I began teaching at Shadow Ridge Middle School. I majored in History at CU Boulder and followed that up with a Masters Degree in Secondary Social Studies Education at the University of Colorado, Denver. United States history is my passion and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to teach and learn along with the fabulous students and families at Hulstrom!
When I am not teaching, I keep very busy with my family. My husband, Brett, is also a teacher and currently is the Secondary GT Coordinator for the Weld 1 School District. My oldest son, David, is a Junior at Northglenn High School and is a member of the golf team. Aaron, my middle child. is in 8th grade at Prairie View Middle School and plays competitive baseball. Finally, my daughter, Allie, is in 5th grade at West Ridge Elementary School. She is a dancer and is just beginning competitive softball. Much of our time is spent attending the kids' various sporting events and taking them to practices and classes! I feel very fortunate to have such a great family and to live in the beautiful state of Colorado!