Get to Know Rachel Frantz, English & Practical Technology Teacher

While Rachel Frantz just started at DeSales in 2019; however, she came to the school filled with Colt Pride. “I haven’t taught at DeSales that long, so my proudest moments happened before I was a teacher here - watching my brother’s football teams win back-to-back state championships and seeing him graduate made me proud to be a small part of the community of DeSales. Some of my proudest moments since teaching here include being an advisor for KYA and watching students successfully debate real-world issues in the state capitol in Frankfort, and watching my house win Colt Fest!” said Ms. Frantz.

Fun Facts About Ms. Frantz

Why did you choose to work at DeSales?

I chose to work at DeSales because I know what a good school it is- my brother attended DeSales and graduated in 2016, and he had a wonderful experience as a student here. Through attending his football games and witnessing how much his teachers and classmates supported him, I’ve never had any doubt that DeSales is a school based in community, rigorous academics, and faith. This is exactly the kind of environment in which I’ve always wanted to teach, so I knew DeSales would be a perfect fit.

What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most?

I enjoy helping students develop real-world, practical skills that will help them be successful after graduation. As an English teacher, I see it as my job to ensure that students have the writing, reading, and critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in college or in any job- and my favorite days of teaching are when I see a student use a strategy I’ve taught him or improve upon the skills we practice in class. 

What is your motto or personal mantra?

Do small things with great love. -Mother Teresa

What would others be surprised to find out about you? 

I speak some Spanish, and I studied abroad in Segovia, Spain in college and lived with a Spanish family. 

If you could take the students on a field trip anywhere in the world, where would you take them?

I would take students to the Globe Theater, where Shakespeare’s plays were originally performed.