“Teaching at RFS is wonderful in so many ways. I love the relationship I develop with each of my students. I love the freedom to delve into an interesting topic and explore it fully. Because there is no pressure from standardized testing, we can really focus on content. This lets students become engaged and invested in their education. I am grateful to be working in a place where students have the chance to love learning.”
Rachel Carpenter, 3rd-4th Grade Teacher
Meet the teacher:
Rachel Carpenter (Third to Fourth Grades)
Rachel has a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Social Relations from Earlham College. She taught math at the Arthur Morgan School and 4th/5th grade at Rainbow Mountain Children’s School, both in western North Carolina. After her children were born she moved to Indiana and homeschooled them. When her youngest followed in her siblings’ footsteps and headed to the Arthur Morgan School, Rachel got her elementary teacher certification through the Transition to Teaching program at IU East. She also has Orton Gillingham tutor training through the Dyslexia Institute of Indiana. Rachel lives in Modoc with her husband, one cat, four chickens, and her three children when they make it home for a visit. She particularly enjoys teaching math and science.