Rachel Rosenthal
Rachel Rosenthal

Lake of the Pines, CA – Rachel Rosenthal, a l­­­ong-time resident of Lake of the Pines and dedicated educator with extensive experience in community college leadership, is excited to announce her candidacy for the Sierra College Board of Trustees, Area 6 seat, in the upcoming November general election. She currently serves as the incumbent Trustee, appointed by the Board in December 2023.

Her professional career has been devoted to serving the educational needs of young adults. With over twenty-five years in higher education, she served as President of Folsom Lake College and Vice President of Instruction for Sierra College.

Rachel’s vision for Sierra College includes ensuring that students receive first-class academic and vocational programs that prepare them for the workforce. Her goals focus on allocating resources to best serve students, expanding partnerships with local businesses, and maintaining a vibrant Nevada County campus with opportunities for all ages.

Rachel holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership and a master’s degree in Applied Mathematics from UC Davis. She also earned a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Sacramento State and a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University.

“I began my teaching career as a community college mathematics instructor, drawn by the focus on teaching and a desire to serve my local community,“ Rachel stated. “As Trustee, my extensive background and experience uniquely position me to ensure our students are empowered to achieve their academic and career goals.”

Rachel and her husband owned Tess’ Kitchen Store in Grass Valley for nine years. In addition, she is a twenty-five-year volunteer puppy raiser and breeder/caretaker for Canine Companions, a national nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities by providing expertly trained service dogs.

For more information about Rachel Rosenthal’s campaign, please visit Rosenthal for Trustee Facebook page or email RosenthalforTrustee@gmail.com.