Head of Middle School
RACHAEL TORCHIA is a photographer with a background in mediation and conflict resolution. She has a B.A. from Bennington College, and her instructional experience includes public, private, and charter schools as well as court intervention programs. She specializes in experimental and student-directed learning and has taught conflict management and arts-based curricula at middle schools and high schools in Vermont and Oregon. Rachael has been with Northwest Academy since 2006.