en English
Teacher of the Year

Congratulations Rachel Rapada, 2019 – 2020 Teacher of the Year!

Candid photo of teacher

Hello! This will be my fifth year at Hening and third year teaching first grade. Before that, I taught kindergarten and pre-k. I was born and raised in San Francisco, graduated from SF State University, then moved here eight years ago to be closer to my sister and her family.

I enjoy spending time with my ever-growing family of pets: dog- Callie, corn snake- Claymore, and Calico cat- Ruby.  I am an amateur photographer who loves music, reading SciFi and poetry, and cooking and baking. Some of my favorite places in Richmond: Perly’s Chop Suey, Books, World of Mirth, the Byrd, Black Hand Coffee, Plan 9, and Pony Pasture.

Congratulations Ashley Franklin, 2019 – 2020 Staff Support of the Year!