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Meet staff member Rachael Shepardson

portrait of Rachael ShepardsonHi! My name is Rachael Shepardson. I am teacher at Barringer Road Elementary School. I teach fourth grade AIS – ELA and Math.

How long have you been teaching or working in the district?

This is my first year here at CV and my 3rd year teaching.

What do you like best about what you do?

I love that no two days are the same but the best part is that I get to learn and help others learn everyday!

What former jobs have you held?

I previously worked at Owen D. Young central school as a 4th grade teacher and prior to that I worked for OHM BOCES as a Career Specialist.

Where were you educated?

I completed my undergraduate degree through SUNY Oneonta and my graduate degree though SUNY Cortland.

Where have you lived?

I grew up in Frankfort, lived in Mohawk for several years and recently bought a house in Ilion.

What book and/or author are you currently reading?

Teach Like a Pirate by David Burgess

If we were to listen to your iPod or sound system, what would be playing?

I enjoy listening to a wide variety of music but most of the time country is playing when I am in my car.

What is your favorite television show/movie/actor?

My all-time favorite TV show is Friends. I enjoy funny movies and one that I can watch over and over again is Tommy Boy.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

If I could go anywhere in the world I would travel all over Europe. I am fascinated by all of the old architecture and history that is there.