Rachel Michele Clark is an educator who realizes “to whom much is given, much is required”. She was born and predominantly raise in St. Louis, Missouri (with the exception of living in Alameda/Oakland, California for 4 years). She attended Carr Lane Elementary School, Shaw VPA, and is a proud Wolverine from Vashon High School. Rachel began her post-secondary education at Truman University (formerly Northeast Missouri State University). She would be the first to admit that she was unprepared for the level of commitment required at that point. After taking a step back to reevaluate the direction her life needed to travel, she decided to enlist in the United States Army. She is a proud veteran of Operation Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia.
During this time of her life, she became the mother of three very intellectual children-Ryean (26), Raygan (25) and Rayne (21). She is also “Mimi” to grandson Ronin. Rachel worked as a medical lab specialist after an honorable discharge from the Army but always felt something was missing. She enrolled as a student in Harris Stowe State University where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Secondary Education-Unified Sciences/Biology. Her career in education began at Roosevelt High School but it was Beaumont High School where her leadership skills really began to surface. Rachel received a Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Missouri Columbia.