Faculty & Staff

Mrs. Rachel Shankles

About Your Teacher

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Current Position at RHMS: 1st grade teacher

Educational Career: Rachel Shankles graduated summa cum laude from Tennessee Technological University with a BS in Multidisciplinary Studies- Elementary Education in 2010.

Name of High School: South Pittsburg High School (2006)

Hello everyone! Welcome to my classroom site!

This is my 4th year at RHMS, and I’m very excited to have the opportunity to be the 1st grade teacher this year. I believe that my job as a teacher is to provide a safe and challenging learning environment for all students. I care very deeply for my students, and I always work hard to help every child find successes in the classroom. I am married to Andrew Shankles, and we have a daughter, Anna, who was born on April 11, 2013. I have greatly enjoyed being a new mom! We have a cat named Bobby Jones and a turtle named Rocky. My hobbies list has changed over the past few months! I used to fill my free time with reading, playing piano, and pinning items on pinterest. I now fill my free time with reading, singing, and playing with Anna! When Anna is napping, I can still enjoy some internet browsing. I also love being involved in my church, and this year I’m blessed to have the opportunity to teach a class of 6-8th graders on Wednesday nights. I am greatly looking forward to the 2013-2014 school year!

The best way to contact me is via e-mail. I have access to my e-mail all day, and I’m not always able to get to a phone. My e-mail is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you are unable to contact me via e-mail, please call 423.837.7282 Ext. 302 and leave a voice mail message for me. Please include your phone number in the voice mail message. The messages are sent to our e-mail, and there is no way to see the phone number of the person who left the message. Thanks!