Rachel Yanof was the Lead Founder and served as the Director of External Affairs for Phoenix Collegiate Academy. She completed a year-long Fellowship with Building Excellent Schools. A graduate of Georgetown University, Mrs. Yanof received a B.A. in Economics and History before she joined Teach For America, a nationally acclaimed and highly selective teaching program. While a member of Teach For America, Mrs. Yanof earned her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Arizona State University. Before PCA, she taught 8th grade Social Studies in the Roosevelt School District. Mrs. Yanof is married to Joe and they have three children five and under.