RachAel Banta

Learning Edge Director

University: Trinity Lutheran College
Associates of Arts in Early Childhood Education 
Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies with an emphasis in Christian Education
Professional Development Certificates in Special Education and Diversified Instruction


About Ms. Banta:

Ms. Banta taught Pre-Kindergarten and Junior Kindergarten for many years in the Lutheran School System. Early Childhood Education was her first love as she believes early learning gives students a stronger start.  Working with this age group and advocating for her son who has learning challenges, set her on the path to furthering her education in the areas of Early Intervention and Diversified Learning. This lead to her teaching in our Learning Edge for ten years before she took the position as Director.

She has a passion for helping identify learning obstacles and offering positive solutions that encourage success. She says there’s nothing better than hearing a student say, “Ahhhhhh….I get it now!”

When Ms. Banta isn’t here on campus she loves spending time with her two grown children she’s grateful still want to ‘hang out’ with her, coordinating weddings for Our Savior Lutheran Church, reading, yoga, dancing and traveling.

Email: rachael.banta@ccatacoma.org