Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood & Elementary Education
Ms. Rachael Gardner
I am so excited to begin my 21st year of teaching and my 20th year at Meadow View Elementary. This begins my 19th year teaching 1st grade as well as a new journey as Virtual teacher for the 1st time. 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 also enjoy working with preschool age children in Clubhouse every Sunday at Church of the Highlands Greystone Campus. As you can see
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 (23) and Cole (21). Both of my sons live here now and are hard workers. They both love to cook and hope to own a restaurant together one day. 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!
I am excited to learn along side my students this year through technology and embrace all the challenges we may face. We are all in this together and together we will RISE!!!