Rachel James

French & Composition

2018-2019 Classes

Classical Composition
7th and 8th Grade French
6th Grade French
5th Grade French
4th Grade French


BA, English and French, Hillsdale College


Mrs. James has worked many different positions in education, including serving as an English Language Learner paraprofessional, a preschool aide, and an English teacher abroad in France.

Ms. James taught fourth grade and French for two years at Seven Oaks. This year, she teaches French to fourth-eighth graders. She is developing a Classical Composition curriculum for middle and upper school students. Mrs. James serves as Curriculum Specialist for teachers in the lower and upper elementary.

My favorite part of teaching is watching students make discoveries. When I see students finally understand something they’ve been struggling with for the first time, that moment of understanding dawns upon their faces and gives them immediate confidence and satisfaction that is unlike anything else.