Mrs. Davis - 4th Grade Math

10 months ago


Mathmatics is not about numbers, equations, computations, or algorithms: it is about understanding.                                 - William Paul Thurston

My Family

My sweet little family!  Jacob and I got married July 20, 2019. We had our baby girl, Wesley Ann, July 6, 2020. During such a crazy time, this family of mine kept me grounded. We also have a 2 year old Golden Retriever, Ellie May. She is our first "baby!" We love her so. 

My Education

I graduated Auburn University, War Eagle, in December of 2013. I graduated with a Human Development and Family Studies Degree. Basically I wanted to work with babies FOREVER! I did that for about a year, and realized I was still yearning for something else. So I decided to get my masters in Elementary Education. I graduated from UAB with my masters in May of 2016. 

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About Me:

My name is Rachel Carr. I have 26 years of teaching experience ranging from first to fourth grade. I hold an Alabama state teaching license with Highly Qualified status. I am married, and my husband and I live in Moody. My hobbies include spending time with my husband, reading, crafting, hunting, and fishing. I love working with children.

My Experience:

1994-1999 1st grade teacher at Metro Baptist Academy in Madison, TN

1999-2001 3rd grade teacher at Woodbine Christian Academy in Nashville, TN

2001-2004 1st through 4th grade teacher at Thrifthaven Baptist Academy in Memphis, TN

2004-2006 3rd grade teacher at Central Day School in Collierville, TN

2007-2008 1st grade teacher at Temple Elementary in Temple, GA

2008-2009 substitute teacher in Trussville City Schools in Trussville, AL

2009-2011 substitute teacher in Pell City Schools in Pell City, AL.

I completed three long term substitutes positions at Iola Roberts during this time.

2011-2016 2nd grade teacher at Iola Roberts Elementary in Pell City, AL

2016- present 4th grade teacher at Iola Roberts Elementary in Pell City, AL

MY Teaching Philosophy:

Teaching young minds is not a task that can be taken lightly. It is full of frustrations, challenges, and responsibilities. However, it is also full of excitement, joy, and wonder. I strongly believe that every child is capable of learning , if they have proper motivation and instruction from their teacher. As a teacher I need to be up to date on all the latest teaching styles and strategies to best reach my students and push them to their full potential. It is my duty to make sure that all my students are motivated to do their best. They deserve my full time and attention in regards to their education.

I also want to create a classroom that is safe learning environment for all. If students do not feel safe, whether it is emotionally, physically, or socially, they will build a defensive wall and learning will slow down or shut down completely. It is important to me that my parents, other teachers, administrators, and people in the community, see me as someone that they can approach and who will be fair and nondiscriminatory.

Classroom organization is also an important concept to consider when teaching. If students are in a classroom that is disorganized or set up in a way that hinders learning, it is not a good situation for anyone. I strive to find creative and interesting ways to set up my classroom to help my students learn. I also believe that the content I teach should have a real world application, and be meaningful and enjoyable for my students. If students do not see a purpose to their learning, they will not be interested in it. High energy and positivity are key characteristics that a teacher needs to possess to have a successful learning environment.