Rachel Bitgood

English Teacher/Mentor

Rachel is a native of Charleston, South Carolina. She attended Belhaven University in Jackson, Mississippi, where she obtained both a BFA in Dance and a BA in English. Some of her unique artistic experiences in college include performing at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., as well as showcasing her own choreography in multiple dance festivals.

As a university tutor for two years and a member of Sigma Tau Delta (International English Honors), Rachel realized her passion for academia and education. Some of her favorite college studies include 19th and 20th Century Russian Literature and Victorian British Literature, as well as a year-long project devoted to the study of aesthetics. She ardently believes in the intersection of arts and academia, not only for the sake of knowledge but for understanding the nature of life, humanity, and hope.

Following graduation, she worked for the Mississippi Secretary of State and co-choreographed a ballet for her alma mater before getting married and moving to Dallas, Texas. She is passionate about helping others discover the joy of learning and find beauty in life.

When not correcting grammar or devouring a book, Rachel stays involved in dance; she is a freelance choreographer with a voracious appetite for creating art. She started dancing and reading at the age of four and she has not stopped since! She is obsessed with coffee and animals (notably dogs and birds), and enjoys writing poetry or playing with photography in her spare time.