Mrs. Rachel Collay
Greetings! I feel lucky to be a Westwood Warrior and smile every time I walk down the hall toward classroom 206. After graduating from Arizona State University in 2002, I began teaching in Mesa Public Schools at Shepherd Junior High, but in 2006 I became part of the Westwood High School family. I truly am a Warrior through and through. I completed my master's degree in English from Northern Arizona University and I continue to pursue educational opportunities which will enrich my classroom. My other family consists of my husband, Michael, and my sons, Max and Oliver, who humor me by participating in (or putting up with) my hobbies: camping, hiking, shopping at estate sales, and watching independent films. Teaching poetry, novels, and writing to young adults is such a joy and honor. They have such important ideas to share if we just listen; I hope our classroom allows them to express themselves earnestly. Thanks for entrusting your child's education to me. Please call or email me any time if I can be of help.