Mrs. Rachel Barends
Rachel Barends is the Summer Programs Director and has been a part of the CSG community for more than a decade. She has held the roles of CSG Parent and CSG Summer Programs Employee. As a Bexley resident, she is a community supporter for the School. She has a degree in Health and Fitness Management with Minors in Business and Coaching and a Master’s Degree in Adult Education. Rachel started her summer employment at CSG as a Senior Program Assistant teaching swim lessons, a middle school fitness class, and taking 7th and 8th grade students on Great Day! Afternoon field trips (now referred to as Zoom!). Throughout her six years, she assisted teaching a Grade 8 Health Class, became the Aquatics Coordinator, taught an Upper School Water Safety Credit Course, and became the Great Day! Afternoon Program Coordinator – planning 30 trips per age group for a total of 120 trips each summer! After saying a goodbye to the Summer Program in 2009, Rachel always knew she would come back if the opportunity of a full time position ever became available. She spent the past six years working as an Aquatics Director at the Jewish Community Center and the YMCA of Central Ohio. During her time there, she continued to have a large role in the direction of their summer camps as well as focusing her attention toward risk management, staff professional development, health promotion, and fundraising. She also spent seven years as the Head Coach for Cross Country and Assistant Coach for Track and Field at Capital University, where she spent a great deal of time in program development, team organization and operations, assisted in Hosting the 2011 NCAA Indoor National Championships, and led Capital’s first female cross country athlete to National Competition.