Rachel Nisselson

Associate Director

Brooklyn born and bred, Rachel Nisselson earned her B.A. in French at Amherst College and her Ph.D. in French literature at Vanderbilt University. She has taught students ranging in age from 8 to 22 in both France and the U.S., and in both day and boarding environments. While at Vanderbilt, Rachel helped train teaching assistants in various disciplines through the university’s Center for Teaching and co-wrote a lesson study that was published in the Journal on Excellence in College Teaching in 2016. Additional publications have appeared in The French Review and Expressions maghrébines. Rachel currently teaches French and Spanish. She lives with her husband, Adnan, and children Raphael and Anika, in Taylor Hall. She enjoys leading trips abroad, playing squash and tennis, gardening, reading, and watching films.

Kravis Center Events


Teachers in Conversation: Video Series


"Every Student, Every Day" 
The Flipped Classroom 


Creating a Culture of Sustained Professional Growth and Reflection Within the Evaluation Process

Dean of Faculty Andrew Matlack and Sara Deveaux, director of the Henry R. Kravis ’63 Center for Excellence in Teaching, presented at the 2020 National Association of Independent School Annual Conference. Their workshop focused on incorporating professional development into the faculty evaluation process in meaningful ways.



Sara Deveaux: Kravis Center Conversations



Sara Deveaux Talks About the Kravis Center for Excellence in Teaching

We speak with Sara Deveaux about her role as Director of the Kravis Center for Excellence in Teaching.