Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood & Elementary Education
Ms. Rachael Gardner
I am so excited to begin my 20th year of teaching and my 19th year at Meadow View Elementary. This begins my 17th year teaching 1st grade. I taught 3rd grade at Bessemer City Schools for one year from 2000 to 2001. I joined the Meadow View family in October of 2001 and taught kindergarten before joining 1st grade in the fall of 2002. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education from the University of Montevallo.
I was born in Alabama and have lived in Shelby County most of my life. I graduated from Pelham High School and currenty live in Chelsea. I have two sons, Reid (22) and Cole (20). Reid now lives in Jacksonville, FL where he attends college. Cole is in Auburn and attends Southern Union in Opelika. Reid graduated from PHS like me in 2015. Cole graduated from Helena High School in 2017. We enjoy sports, the lake, beach, and just being outside! We also love AUBURN football! WAR EAGLE!!!
Most of all, I LOVE spending time with children and I have the perfect job for that! I look forawrd to working with you and your child this year!