Phone: (830) 257-2204
Degrees and Certifications:
Master of Education Schreiner University Bachelor of General Studies Sam Houston State University Certifications: EC-6 Core Subjects ELAR 6-12 ESL Supplement
My name is Rachel Jordan, and I teach 8th Grade Horizons English Language Arts and Reading here at Hal Peterson Middle School. As a a Hill Country native, I love teaching in a place that is so near and dear to my heart. This is my fourth year teaching, my second year at the middle school level, and my first year here at HPMS. I have two little boys, both in the KISD education system, and I feel confident we are here to stay. I recently obtained my Master of Education degree from Schreiner University, and I am a firm believer that there is always more to learn, for both myself and my students. Respect, resiliency, and growth are the hallmarks of my teaching philosophy. I believe in respecting my students, their "grown ups", my colleagues, and the learning environment. I believe respect is a two-way street, and at the end of the day, we are all here for one thing: your child. I believe in overcoming hard situations, learning from our mistakes, and building the resiliency my students will need to strive for throughout their lives. And finally, I believe in growth. We are lifelong learners here at HPMS. All of us bring something important to the table; however, there is always room for improvement whether we are 13 or 99. I am so excited for the 2021-2022 school year, and I cannot wait to get to know you!
“It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.” -Albus Dumbledore