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Rachel Van Hazinga, MEd

Antioch University New England

Educational History

Certificate in Integrated STEAM Education, Antioch University New England
MEd, Antioch University New England
BA, Art and Psychology, New England College
AAS, Human Services, Brookdale Community College

Teaching Statement

Rachel Van Hazinga, M.Ed., is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Education. She teaches in the Experienced Educator program. She teaches Technology Tools in the Classroom for All Learners. She is also serving as a Critical Skill Scholars and Master Teacher. Her special interests include STEAM, sustainability education, place-based education, nature-based education, creativity, playful learning, problem-based learning, and project-based learning.
Rachel is a STEAM Teacher, Gifted and Talented Director/Teacher, and Coordinator of School Projects and Initiatives at the Deal School, in Deal, NJ. She was recognized as the 2020 Teacher of the Year. She also serves as a STEAM Tank Judge for the NJ School Board Association and US Army since 2017. Rachel lives at the Jersey Shore with her family and can be found on social media @MrsVanSTEAM

TEACHING UNPACKED: STORIES FROM THE CLASSROOM: Ep 4: Critical Skills for STEAM Classrooms with Rachel VanHazinga-June 19, 2020
TCNJ ESE Summit 2020, Ewing, NJ. Mar 2020: Integrating Sustainability and STEAM
International Society for Technology Education, Philadelphia, PA. 2019: ISTE Interactive lecture- “Getting Started with the New PBL: Process Based Learning”; ISTE Poster- “All the PBLs! Designing & Facilitating Inquiry-Based Critical Skills Challenges”
International Society for Technology Education, Chicago, IL. 2018: “Nikola Tesla-Linked PBL Challenges”
ACSR- Critical Skill Scholars and Master Teacher
New Jersey Association for Gifted Children Member
Rachel VanHazinga

Adjunct Faculty,

Education Department


Courses Taught

Technology Tools in the Classroom for All Learners

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