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Rachel Whitlock

First Grade Teacher
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About Me!

     I am Mrs. Rachel Whitlock and am so excited to be your 1st grade teacher at Shepardson this year!  I was born in Wisconsin and was moved to Fort Collins when I was one year old.  So I like to say I’m practically a native. I went through PSD for elementary, middle school, and high school and can say I’ve had a wonderful experience.     

     I attended Front Range and UNC for my bachelors in Elementary Education and my Masters in Special Education.  I have been teaching for 10 years and have played many different roles within elementary schools which makes me very versatile.  I have taught third and first grade, I have been a para professional in an autism room, a substitute, and special needs teacher in Autism. 

    I met my wonderful husband in high school and am so lucky  to have a sweet son and daughter who are 7 and 4.  We also have a full house with two dogs and a cat.  We enjoy spending lots of time as a family, going on walks, bike rides, swimming, camping, and anything outdoors!

      I have had the privilege to be at Shepardson the past 5 years as the Autism teacher.  I was lucky to be able to  take the past year off to be with my family during the pandemic but am so thrilled to be back!  I am very blessed to have a new opportunity to teach 1st grade and still get to be at my second home Shepardson.  Teaching young children to love learning and feel like they are a part of a loving and caring community.