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Town of Westlake, Westlake Academy IB World School


Rhoda Hahn joined Westlake Academy in 2015 and she teaches Biology to MYP and DP students. Mrs. Hahn is a Chicago Native who relocated to Texas in 2008. She attended the University of Illinois at Chicago and received a degree in Biological Sciences. While Mrs. Hahn's original plans included going to college and then becoming a doctor, she took a detour to Texas, and ultimately lucky for Westlake Academy teaching science. In May 2017 she received her Master’s in Education studying Digital Learning and Leading through Lamar University.  


Prior to joining Westlake Academy, Mrs. Hahn taught Biology at Coppell High School. It is her joy to create authentic experiences in an active learning environment. Her teaching philosophy can be summed up in the following quote from Antoine De Saint-Exupery: "If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea." Her classroom is filled with students developing a desire for inquiry and exploring scientific solutions. She is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Class of 2015. In her spare time, Mrs. Hahn enjoys Tex-Mex, DIY home projects, and snuggles from her two young boys -Simon and Grayson.