Meet CMA’s newest faculty member…

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We are very excited to welcome Ms. Rachel Chambers to the CMA faculty team! Ms. Chambers is originally from the UK but now calls BC and it’s majestic mountains home. She has a BA in Geography from Oxford University and Post Graduate Certificate in Education from Exeter University. Before leaving for Canada she worked at Cornwall’s top high school for four years as a Teacher of Geography and Head of Lower School. During this time, she led the school’s mountaineering club and qualified as a Duke of Edinburgh Award Assessor.

Ms. Chambers has worked for several years in the outdoor industry and has taught many sports including surfing, hiking, climbing and recently became a qualified snowboard instructor. She believes that education should be very much centered around interactions with the immediate world and that experiences offer the perfect in-depth learning opportunities.

From an early age, she felt the call of the outdoors and this influences many of her adventures. She has traveled to over thirty countries and particular highlights include backcountry expeditions in the Northern Territories, hiking in the Himalayas and taking her students to Iceland.

Being on her splitboard in the backcountry is her second home. While she eagerly awaits the return of Winter each year she can be found in the Whistler Bike Park.

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