Rachel Leah French, MA Ed, is a full-time educational consultant and presenter.
Through workshops and ongoing consultation, Rachel supports schools around the world with the planning and implementation of Concept-Based Inquiry. She also coaches and provides feedback to teams of teachers on curriculum development. She is experienced in aligning Concept-Based Inquiry and the IB programmes.
Rachel is an international teacher, who has worked in schools in South America, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. She is a certified Independent Consultant, Presenter, and Trainer with Lynn Erickson and Lois Lanning. Rachel has presented numerous workshops in Europe and Asia, including workshops with Dr. Erickson, Dr. Lanning, and Carla Marschall.
Rachel is also the director of Professional Learning International (PLI), a company she founded to support international schools and educators in accessing leading professional development opportunities. Through PLI, Rachel French is now the sole provider of the annual Dr. H. Lynn Erickson and Dr. Lois A. Lanning Certification Institute for Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction Trainers and Presenters.
Carla Marschall is experienced in Pre–K to Grade 12 curriculum development and implementation, having worked in a variety of curriculum leadership roles in IB schools in Switzerland, Germany, and Hong Kong over the past 10 years. She currently works as Head of Curriculum Development and Research and Vice Principal at United World College South East Asia in Singapore.
A certified Lynn Erickson Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction Consultant and IB workshop leader, Carla has facilitated Concept-Based workshops with Lynn Erickson, Rachel French, and independently around the world. She also works directly with schools interested in developing Concept-Based Inquiry in the classroom.
Carla holds a master’s degree in elementary education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a Masters in Applied Educational Leadership and Management from the Institute of Education, University of London.