West Willmore

West Willmore – Admissions and Development Director

West Willmore, Ed.D. (she/her) has served RCS since 2008 in various capacities; from lead teacher to Summer Camp Director, to Professional Development Coordinator, to Marketing Coordinator, and now as Admissions and Development Director.

West’s educational philosophy is anchored in holism. She feels that educating the whole human means honoring the interconnections between all learning dimensions – mental, social, emotional, spiritual, natural, creative, and physical. She believes that holistic learning principles can support an individual’s or organization’s health and well-being and can yield undeniable transformation. West draws specifically on place-based and experiential practices to nurture learners’ deep connections to themselves, others, and the environment. She strongly believes that direct, authentic, and meaningful experience is the primary stepping stone to understanding.

West holds an Ed.D. from Antioch University, a Master’s of Education from Montana State University, a school administration license from Appalachian State University, a B.S. from the Sewanee: University of the South, a Graduate Certificate in Environmental Education from the Teton Science Schools, a Non-Profit Management certificate from Duke University, and a Fundraising Professional certificate from Boston University.

West is an outdoor enthusiast and spends most weekends rock climbing, mountain biking, or trail running with her Goldendoodle dog Cleo. West can be reached at admissions@rainbowlearning.org.