Assistant Principal - Rachael Collins
Rachael Collins - Assistant Principal
Mrs. Collins serves the Bernardo Yorba Middle School students and staff as the Assistant Principal after serving as a Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) and middle school teacher for the past eleven years. Her journey with PYL began as a student in our school district. In 2011, Mrs. Collins returned to PYLUSD as a teacher at Kraemer Middle School. She was a history social science teacher where she also served as department chair, a Gear Up teacher, and led the school’s development of Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS). In 2021, Mrs. Collins took on the role of TOSA where she supported 6-12 history social science teachers through a textbook adoption pilot and helped guide the development of our district’s Multicultural Studies high school curriculum. Her TOSA duties have also allowed her to enhance the MTSS and Gear Up programs across PYL. Mrs. Collins brings a passion for supporting teachers and providing meaningful interventions for students to the Bernardo Yorba community. Mrs. Collins and her husband Matt have two daughters, Colette (6), and Meryn (2). In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, enjoying new restaurants and socializing with friends.