Faculty Spotlight: Rachel Jensen

Meet Rachel Jensen

Degrees and Experience
  • M.Ed., Experienced Teacher Liberal Arts (Colorado College)
  • B.A., Elementary Education (Metropolitan State University of Denver)
  • Literacy Intervention Specialist Certification (Colorado College)
  • Reading Endorsement (Colorado Department of Education)
  • Certified Academic Language Therapist (Academic Language Therapy Association)
Biography and Professional Achievements

Rachel Jensen has taught at Colorado Christian University since 2021, teaching courses in literacy instruction and intervention, supporting student teachers through supervision and placement, and providing literacy intervention in a clinical setting for students who have dyslexia or difficulties with reading and writing.

Professor Jensen earned a master's degree in Teaching Liberal Arts and Literacy Intervention from Colorado College. She also holds a Reading Specialist Endorsement with the Colorado Department of Education and is a Certified Academic Language Therapist with the Academic Language Therapy Association.

Professor Jensen began her teaching career at Charles Hay Elementary in Englewood Public Schools and went on to teach as a missionary teacher in the inner city of Los Angeles. After moving back to Colorado, she served as a Christian educator for K-5 students for thirteen years before becoming a literacy interventionist. Since becoming a Certified Academic Language Therapist, she provided literacy interventions for students with dyslexia at Reading Language and Associates and private clinics in the Denver area. She has also worked as an instructional coach, multi-tiered systems of support coordinator, Kindergarten readiness coordinator, and read plan coordinator for schools in the Douglas County School District.

She has been honored to win the Dr. Leman Award for the Teacher of the Year in 2020 and the Douglas County Apple Teacher Award in 2019.