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Mrs. Rachel Edmondson
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Brethren Jr Sr High School
Hometown:
Bangor, Michigan
Class Information:
Room Number: 136
Students per Class: 85
Class Description:
I teach English 7, English 8, English 10, and Speech.
Position:
High School English Teacher
Needs:
I need books, technology, and tools to help transform my English classroom into a highly engaged classroom. I am specifically looking at an Elmo to help visual learners with writing and sharing. I am also looking at a color printer to help with classroom projects, displayed, and published pieces.
My Philosophy:
I believe every child has the right and ability to learn, but they learn at their own pace. The more opportunities students have, the better. Education is helping students see what their potential is and then achieving that and more!
Personal Information:
About Me:
I am 32 and have been teaching 9 years. I taught 5 years in Florida and have returned home to Michigan to teach a small rural, budget-budget-budget district. We are a small school but a big family!
College and Degrees:
I have a Bachelor's of Secondary English Education from Ferris State University.
Activities:
I am the varsity volleyball coach, trip adviser, motivational committee member, literacy fair coordinator, and athletic supporter.
Favorite Books:
The Hunger Games, Twilight series, Pride and Prejudice, To Kill a Mockingbird, Cutting for Stone
Favorite Quotes:
The future depends on what we do in the present. - Mahatma Gandhi The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one. Elbert Hubbard Littleminds are tamed and subdued by misfortunes; but great minds rise above them. WashingtonIrving
Interests:
Swimming, volleyball, hiking, camping, reading
Employment History:
New Smyrna Beach High School -- 5 years Brethren High School -- 5th year
Why Do I Teach?:
I teach because I feel destined to be a teacher. There is absolutely nothing else I would rather do; my passion and joy is teaching. There is simply nothing better than transforming our youth into citizens of this world.
Percent of Students are:
     At-risk: 48 %
     Special Needs: 15 %
Percent of Students are:
     White/Caucasian : 90 %
     Hispanic: 3 %
     African American: 3 %
     Native American: 3 %
     Asian: 1 %
Free/Reduced Lunch Program Enrollment:: 67 %
Average number of students in class:: 53 students
Number of students I teach:: 95 students