Christel House International Welcomes Rebecca Rich to Board of Directors

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Christel House International (CHI) is pleased to announce the election of Rebecca Rich to its Board of Directors. She joins a dedicated group of directors governing the Christel House schools in India, Jamaica, Mexico, South Africa, and the United States. 

Ms. Rich serves as the Chief of Staff to the CEO of Teach For All. Before that position, she began at Teach For All as a founding member of the organization’s development team in 2008 before leading the team that supported prospective network partners in their early stages of development. Her prior work included teaching in the South Bronx and district-level support for student learning at the New York City Department of Education.

Rebecca has a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University’s Public Policy Institute and a Master of Science in Teaching from Fordham University’s School of Education. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

“We are pleased to welcome Rebecca’s insight and experience “developing leadership to improve education and expand opportunity for all children” to our Board of Directors,” says Steve Ross, Chairman of the Board.

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About Christel House International

The mission of Christel House is to transform the lives of impoverished children around the world—breaking the cycle of poverty and building self-sufficient, contributing members of society. A focus on academic excellence through a robust K–12 curriculum is combined with a strong character development program to give students the skills and competencies necessary to compete successfully in complex 21st Century society

Much more than a school, Christel House was established in 1998 by Founder Christel DeHaan, and currently serves over 6,688 students through nine schools — located in India, Jamaica, Mexico, South Africa and the United States. The ninth school, Christel House Jamaica, opened in October 2020. Christel House students maintain a 97% graduation exam pass rate, and a majority of its graduates go on to pursue higher education. They become productive citizens, and many secure employment with top multinational corporations. Christel House graduates are confident, hardworking, responsible and ethical, with a passion for giving back to their communities and caring for their families.

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