Lost Tools of Writing Teacher
Rachel Ku Although she has now lived exactly half of her life in San Jose, CA, Rachel still feels like “a pilgrim and stranger” not just on earth, but also in California. She grew up on the Maryland side of the Washington DC area, and still feels rooted by family on the East Coast. But when she was in college in Philadelphia, Moore College of Art and Design, she met her husband, John. As a mechanical engineer, he quickly got a job in the Bay Area and this branch of the Ku family became West Coasters. Rachel finished her BFA degree in Textile Design at the California College of the Arts, and then started her full time job of raising 3 sons. When the boys started school, she poured her creative energy into the little neighborhood elementary school where she and John started Art and Music programs.Then after saying repeatedly that she would never homeschool, God (probably with laughter) led she and John into the real pilgrim life, Christian homeschooling. Committed to homeschooling all three boys through high school, she has been classically educating with Classical Conversations for the last 7 years. This has given her opportunity to be trained in the Classical model, to train others, teach English grammar and writing in a group environment, and be a keynote speaker at practicums that teach families about Classical Education. In the last 3 years, she has taught full day classes that focus on using the Classical tools of learning on all subjects, integrating them to one another and back to God, discovering more and more of Him.