Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Rutgers University 2006 M.A. Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University 2007

Ms. Rachel Ostanski

Welcome to the profile page of Rachel Ostanski, Social Studies teacher at West Orange High School.


I am entering my ninth year in this district and I currently teach Honors World History, US History II and Freshman Seminar.


In my class we use the Google ClassroomOnly students and faculty within the West Orange school system have Google Apps for Education accounts, therefore you will not be able to directly access your child's Google Classroom. However, please know that all of my assignments are available via that portal.   Any handouts or reference materials I use in class are available to your students 24/7 there, and they know this. There is also a free Google Classroom App that can be downloaded on your student's phone to access the Google Classroom as well. If you would like to know more about a specific assignment or discuss any aspect of your student's performance in my class, please email me at


At this point in your child's education, greater autonomy and personal responsibility are important.  While I want your student to become his/her own best advocate, if you ever feel the need to contact me, please do!