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Mrs. Rachel Shaddix
My name is Rachel Shaddix and this will be my 20th year teaching for Leeds City Schools. This is my 8th year teaching 2nd grade. I have taught 3rd grade for 11 years and 4th grade 1 year. I am so excited about the year to come!
I would like to tell you a little about myself in hopes that over the school year, you and your child will feel comfortable coming to me with whatever needs you may have. I graduated from Samford University in the fall of 2001. I completed my Master's Degree at UAB in December of 2005. In March 2017, I married my wonderful husband, Patrick. We have a sweet baby girl named Emmy Claire who turned 2 in May! We will also be welcoming in a baby boy in July of 2021. I also have a crazy fur-buddy named Copper.
I love my job and feel that teaching is the most rewarding thing I have ever done in my life! I have a passion to see your child become inspired, discover new journeys, build self-confidence, and take risks knowing that their thoughts and ideas are valued. Not only do I desire for your child to learn and succeed this year, but also that they might become strong, independent leaders that will overcome obstacles and exceed their own expectations.
I look forward to getting to know you and your child this year and invite you to come see me at any time, eat lunch with your child, or even read, share your special interest or help out in the classroom. I am your child's teacher by day, but you are his/her teacher by night. We are in this together for the best interest of your child. I look forward to getting to know you!