Rachel Timmons, Ed.D.

Professor of Education
Education Committee Member

Office Phone: (951) 343-4483
E-mail: rtimmons@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Eugene and Billie Yeager Center, Room B236
Office Hours: Monday & Wednesdays 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction La Sierra University 2005
M.A. Curriculum and Teaching Michigan State University 1998
B.S. Sociology/Psychology Concordia Teachers College 1965
  • Additional Education

    CA Reading Certificate
    ESL Certification
    Leadership Training
    Supervision, and Group Dynamics

  • Courses Taught

    EDU 505
    EDU 516
    EDU 512
    EDU 302
    EDU 542
    EDU 580
    EDU 543
    EDU 533
    SPE 590
    EDU 536

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Classroom Teaching and Supervision
    Research of Current Educational Best Practices
    Brain compatible Teaching and Learning
    Curriculum Development
    Integration of Faith and Learning
    Study of Third Culture Persons
    Leadership as a Teacher Leader
    Sociology of Education

  • Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

    California Baptist University 1998-Present
    International School Bangkok K-12, 1987-1998
    Faith Academy Philippines - Teaching/Missionary Work as well as Running a Foster Care/Adoption Organization, 1970-1980
    Elementary Teaching K-6, 1965-1970

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    2016- Botswana, Africa: Botswana Africa Teacher's Seminar Growth Mindset in International School Setting
    I was the keynote speaker and designed the Botswana Educator's seminar on Growth Mindset and current best teaching practices. The Seminar was attended by approximately 100 local Botswanian teachers including a teacher from the International School in the area. As an off shoot of this seminar, we were also asked to speak at the local international school on Growth Mindset. The purpose of the educational seminar was to serve as a community service to the people in the area of the Gaberonone Community Chapel church.

    Culture Shock and reentry into Home culture –
    CBU January 2020 presented for Study Abroad faculty

    Conferences/Symposiums attended:

    Conference: Implementation of Social Studies Framework - 2020
    March 6, 2019: Brain - Friendly Strategies to Accelerate English Language Development - Spencer Kagen
    March 23, 2019: SCPDS: Reimagining Equity in School-University Partnerships
    May 20, 2019: 2nd Annual Symposium on Infant and Toddler Mental Health
    April 3, 2019: Assessment Myths: An Engaging Overview of Best Practices by Tami Eggleston, PhD
    September 11, 2019: Leadership Institute: Introduction to Leadership
    October 2, 2019: New Instructional Model to Increase Student Ownership (Student Led Teams)
    Dec 12, 2019: Rethinking Equity and Inclusive Classrooms - ASCD Webinar
    Continues research for course content and revisions in order to keep curriculum current
    Seasons of Life: Called to be Faithful and Finish Well
    Grace Lutheran Church – Riverside CA (October, 2015)
    English Language Institute for Arabic and Farsi Speakers/Middle Eastern Immigrants (May-August 2015)
    In-service for Teaching ELD students
    Riverside Christian School, Riverside CA (June 2015)
    Sherman Indian High School Collaboration for CBU Reading Program
    Sherman Indian High School Reading In-Service Presentation (February, 2015)
    Women in Ministry: Lutheran Women’s Missionary League
    Faith Lutheran, Riverside CA (April 2011)
    Presentation on Missions and Faith Academy
    Faith Lutheran (2010)
    Assessment In-service for Riverside Christian High School
    Assessment Tools/Types and Maximum Learning (April 2010)
    Reentry Presentation for Rwandan Students
    California Baptist University (May, 2010)
    Third Culture Kids and Adults - Association of Christian Schools International and at International Teacher Conferences

    Hawaii International Conference on Education (Hawaii, January, 2009) Using Action Research to Develop Effective Assessment of Learning Outcomes in Higher Education: A Developmental Portfolio Assessment Model Based on original action research project which stemmed out of assessment results and portfolio development inquiries.
    Peace Lutheran Church- Corona Women’s Ministry The 21st Century Woman This presentation was based on history of Christian women through past to current times. It was geared for professional women as they struggle with issues of blending spiritual, family and professional lives into a godly lifestyle.
    Families in Global Transition – FIGT (Houston, March, 2009) Cross Culture Transitions: Measurable and Healthy Transition Processes Based on original research concerning adaptation issues related to cross culture transitions and the benefits of using a transition rubric to guide transition progress.
    Families in Global Transition – FIGT (Houston, March, 2009) Cracker Barrel Session: Cross Culture Transitions: Measurable and Healthy Transition Progress This session enlarged upon current research concerning how to help TCPs though cross cultural transition utilizing research based transition rubric concerning adaptation issues.
    Families in Global Transition – FIGT (Houston, March, 2009) Researchers’ Forum A core group of researchers (including myself as researcher) described and discussed their recent research studies focusing on common themes and novel findings. The purpose of the workshop was to identify the most urgent applicability to the field of families in global transition.

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Faith Lutheran Church - Riverside
    Active Member Bible Class
    Member Alter Guild
    Member Lutheran Women's Missional League - Support Lutheran mission endeavors around the nation and in international settings
    (In past have taught Bible classes, Sunday School, led Women's Ministries, and have been involved in Mission Ministries for 25 years while living in SE Asia.)

  • Community Service & Involvement

    Presenting In-service ELD Education for Christian schools/teachers
    Tutoring for Second Language Learners
    Presented workshop at CBU Faculty Workshop
    ACSI Presentation
    Attend community meetings and events when possible.
    Support/ care for elderly people especially during COVID 19 shut down time

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Book: Family Folklore - 100 stories about my family over the past 100 years
    Domestic/ International Travel
    Home improvement projects
    Hosting guests in our home
    Reading and Studying
    Attending Concerts / Sports Events
    Visiting interesting attractions such as National Parks, Mountains

  • Personal Philosophy

    He has told you, O man, what is good;
    And what does the LORD require of you
    But to do justice, to love kindness,
    And to walk humbly with your God?

    -Micah 6:8, NASB