Degrees and Certifications:
Rachel Doggett is eager to begin this year teaching kindergarten at Cherokee Bend! She is originally from Richmond, VA and graduated from Longwood University with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and 6-8 Science Education. She taught fifth grade in Richmond before moving to Birmingham last year, where she worked as a special education aide at Cherokee Bend. Most of her time last year was spent working in the kindergarten classrooms, so she is very excited this year to have her own class! Teaching the whole child is what she believe in, which means teaching social emotional learning along with academics. This summer Miss Doggett went to Denver to become certified in Social Emotional Learning and Facilitation, and is very excited to share what she has learned and use it in the classroom.
When Miss Doggett is not at school, she enjoys listening to music, hiking, reading, doing yoga (She became a Certified Yoga Teacher this summer!), and traveling with her fiance, Tranum Fitzpatrick. They are planning their wedding for next summer in Big Sky, Montana, which is one of their favorite places to go skiing, hiking, fishing, and horseback riding. Miss Doggett loves the outdoors and loves finding ways to bring the classroom outside or incorporating her passions into the classroom. She is so thrilled to start this school year and can't wait to welcome our new kindergartners to The Bend!