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Rachelle Gianni

Garden Educator

Pleasant Hill Elementary

Rachelle Gianni, a passionate garden educator at Pleasant Hill Elementary with over 13 years of
preschool teaching/director experience, loves the outdoors and is dedicated to promoting a
healthy lifestyle through hands-on gardening. As a mother of two and a long-time volunteer, she
has seen how outdoor garden programs enhance children’s development by fostering a love for
nature, healthy eating habits, and physical well-being through activities like planting, harvesting,
and cooking. She finds joy in providing a welcoming space for young students to explore
mindfulness and creativity while supporting a variety of educational experiences through organic
gardening. Rachelle is excited to be part of Growing Healthy Kids. She is dedicated to bringing
these benefits to the Pleasant Hill Elementary community nurturing healthy bodies, minds, and
spirits through the school garden.

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