Dr. Rachel Hallquist

Educator-Mentor-Artist-Researcher

Follow me on Twitter @raemakesschool

Contact me at rachel@rachelhallquist.com


Research Interests

New teacher development, teacher wellbeing, mindfulness, positive psychology applications in education (particularly teacher development), equity, creativity, arts-based research for teachers and students, art education, design education, design thinking, project-based learning, adult learning, socio-emotional learning

 


Education

Ed.D. Educational Leadership & Innovation (2018), Mary Lou Fulton College of Education, Arizona State University

Dissertation Chair: Dr. Danah Henriksen

Disseration Committee: Dr. Elizabeth Frias, Dr. Rona Zollinger

Dissertation Topic: New Teachers and Wellbeing- The effects of integrating positive psychology practices into instructional coaching for new teachers

M.A. Educational Leadership (2014), UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley

M.A. Art Education (2006), Maryland Institute College of Art

B.A. Art, emphasis on sculpture and art education (2000), San Francisco State University


CREDENTIALS AND CERTIFICATIONS

California Administrative Services Credential

Single Subject Clear Teaching Credential, Art

National Board Certification, Early Adolescent to Young Adult Art


Additional Training

Foundations of Positive Psychology, a 5-course specialization by University of Pennsylvania. 

Positive Psychology: Martin E.P. Sligman’s Visionary Science

Positive Psychology: Applications and Interventions

Positive Psychology: Character, Grit, and Research Methods

Positive Psychology: Resilience Skills

Positive Psychology Specialization Project: Design Your Life for Well-being

Restorative Practices, Mount Diablo Unified School District

Constructing Meaning (a comprehensive approach for developing English proficiencies through English language instruction), EL Achieve and Mount Diablo Unified School District

Certified Mindfulness Instructor, Mindful Schools

Adobe Creative Suite, California State University East Bay

Web design, California State University East Bay

Ethics Training for State Officials, California Attorney General and the Fair Political Practices Commission

Social and Behavioral Research Ethics for Human Research, Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative

Voiceover training


Publications

Hallquist, 
R. 

(2008). 

Tough
 talk: 
Conversations 
with 
students,
 teachers,
 parents, 
and
 administrators
 about
 censorship 
and 
free 
expression 
in 
high 
school. 

Art 
Education,
 61(3),
42‐47.

Hallquist, R. (2018). New Teachers and Wellbeing. Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.

Hallquist, R. (2018). 180 Days of Gratitude. Walnut Creek, California: RH Creatives, LLC.

Hallquist, R. (2019). Mindfulness Guide for Teachers. Walnut Creek, California; RH Creatives, LLC.


Presentations

Hallquist, R. (2007, March). Tough Talk: Leading community conversations about controversial topics in student art. Presented at the National Art Education Association National Convention 2007. New York, New York. 

Hallquist, R. (2009, 2010). Blogs, Wikis, and Tweets: Connecting learning in the 21st century. Presented at Mount Diablo Unified School District. Walnut Creek, California.

Hallquist, R. (2010, 2011). Leading and Learning Together: How to lead and participate in instructional rounds. Presented at Mount Diablo Unified School District. Walnut Creek, California.

Hallquist, R. (2016). California’s Creative Economy: Why visual and performing arts matters for California. Presented at Mount Diablo Unified School District Visual and Performing Arts Conference. Walnut Creek, California.

Hallquist, R. (2016, 2017). The Digital Age is a Visual Age: Interdisciplinary approaches to using contemporary arts-inquiry with adolescents. Presented at Mount Diablo Unified School District Middle Strong Conference. Concord, California.

Hallquist, R., D'Adamo Green, K., Leppla, M. (2018, March). Research at the Core of Teaching and Art Practice in High School and Middle School. Presented at the National Art Education Association Nation Convention 2018. Seattle, Washington. 

Hallquist, R. (2018, April). New Teacher Wellbeing. Presented at the Doctoral Research Conference. Presented at Arizona State University. Tempe, Arizona. 

Hallquist, R. (2018, August). Arts-Based Research in the K-12 Classroom. Presented at Mount Diablo Unified School District Summer Learning Academy. Concord, California.

Hallquist, R. (2018, August). Building Games for Learning and Engagement in the K-12 Classroom. Presented at Mount Diablo Unified School District Summer Learning Academy. Concord, California.

Hallquist, R. (2018, August). Using Contemporary Art in Any Classroom. Presented at Mount Diablo Unified School District Summer Learning Academy. Concord, California.

Hallquist, R. (2018, August). What Went Well and Why: How an Attitude of Gratitude Can Improve Your Teaching Practice. Presented at Mount Diablo Unified School District Summer Learning Academy. Concord, California.

Hallquist, R. and Scott, P. (2019, January, February, March). Transforming Your Teaching with Practice and Games. Presented throughout the Mount Diablo Unified School District. Concord, California.


Educational Service

Presentation to new art teachers (2009). San Francisco State University

Eagle Peak Montessori School, Board of Directors (20013-2018). Walnut Creek, California

Presentation to doctoral design students (2017). Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University

Visual and Performing Arts Standards Focus Group member (2017). California Department of Education

Presentation to doctoral education students (2018). Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University

Visual and Performing Arts Standards focus group (2017). California Department of Education

Visual and Performing Arts Standards Advisory Committee member (2018). California Department of Education

Faculty search participation (2018). Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University


Teaching Experience

Visual arts specialist (summer 2002, 2003). Gifted and talented elementary and middle school program, Mount Diablo Unified School District, Concord, California

Art Design, Art 1, Art 2, Photography 1, Pre-college Math 1, Algebra 1, Yearbook (2003-2008). College Park High School, Pleasant Hill, California

Kindergarten art specialist (2008). Galileo Summer Camp, Dublin, California. 

Curriculum designer (2008, 2009). Galileo Camps. Oakland, California.

Art Design, Art 1, Art 2, AP Art, AP Art History, Photography 1, Photography 2 (2008-2015). Northgate High School, Walnut Creek, California