Rachel Previs Ball, Ed.D., is the first alumni director of CBGS. She received her undergraduate, master’s, and doctorate degrees from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Her dissertation addressed Virginia principals’ knowledge of classroom assessment and support of assessment for learning practices.
She spent twelve years serving in the public school setting, where she served as a principal, assistant principal, and teacher. She is a graduate of the School University Research Network’s Principal Academy, where she completed a two-year action research project that focused on providing formative observation feedback to teachers regarding student engagement.
Outside of work, Rachel resides in Dunnsville with her husband, Carter (also an alumni of CBGS), their twins, Mary Elizabeth and Warner, and their goldendoodle and beagle.