I am from Buffalo NY and moved to North Carolina when I was in 5th grade. I have 2 children, Morgan is a Freshman at Fuquay High school and Owen will be in kindergarten at Fuquay Varina Elementary. My favorite subjects to teach is math and science. I enjoy going on walks, spending time with friends and family, and love soaking up the sun at the beach!
I thoroughly love and adore the experience of teaching 5th graders. Originally from upstate NY, graduated from Syracuse University, I have been teaching the upper elementary grades in NC for 15 years and have flourished with excitement every single year that I am privileged to meet new students and establish memorable relationships. I enjoy leading my students to embrace who they are as individuals as well as discovering what amazing and positive attributes they have to give to others. I am also a mom to an active toddler named Aiden and he keeps me busy and fully occupied when I am not at school. We love playing together and creating forts in the living room with monster trucks and cars. I couldn’t imagine myself in any other career, as I am incredibly passionate about my job. Teaching is definitely my calling.
My name is Rachel Carter and I am a fifth-grade teacher at South Lakes Elementary school. This is my eighth year of teaching. I graduated from Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC and I am a North Carolina native. I became an educator to be an advocate for children. My educational beliefs are forever evolving as I improve my practice and strive to be a compassionate leader of social change in and out of my profession. I am a life-long learner in all areas of my life, including how to be an effective teacher for all students. I am currently studying how to provide an equitable educational experience. My life outside the classroom is being a mama to two young children, who are my sun, moon, and stars.
I was born in Michigan but mostly grew up in Western Pennsylvania. I've lived in North Carolina since 1997. We moved here from Florida after my husband served in the USAF. We have one daughter who is finishing up college in Greensboro We love to travel whether it is in the USA or overseas. I enjoy all types of crafting including painting, cross-stitch and pottery. I've been an Instructional Assistant for 16 years, including Special Education, First grade, Kindergarten and 1:1. I'm looking forward to starting a new school and assisting students to be the best they can be.