All About Me

A Glimpse into the life of Rachel Sheldon

Rachel Sheldon (Forbert)

My name is Rachel Sheldon. My married name is Forbert, which I have yet to legally change. I will be 28 years old on June 18th. I was born and raised in Nashville, TN, where I still reside today. I am a wife, mother, Christian, artist, actress, student, teacher, and friend. I enjoy traveling, positive and enthusiastic people, and have a heart and a calling for children in lower-income situations. I am looking forward to becoming a teaching in an inner-city school where I can use my creative, energetic, enthusiastic, and compassionate nature to help encourage and teach children for years to come.

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What I like to do...when I have time ;)

I have always been more of a creative person. I enjoy painting, drawing, creating stories, along with acting in theater productions and film. I used to paint constantly but ever since the boys were born, I haven't had an opportunity to pull out the paints. Hopefully, that will change when they are a little bit older and less likely to consume or destroy any of my art supplies. In my early 20's I performed in many theater productions, including Steel Magnolias, West Side Story, Grease, along with other one-act plays. I recently had the opportunity to play a role in a short film, which was an amazing experience. Drinking coffee over a good book or entertaining conversation is always right up my alley too.

My Family

I have four siblings, three sisters and a brother, who are all married. I have five nephews and will have two nieces joining the crew this summer. I am married to my best friend, Sam. We have twin boys, Ethan and Liam, that will be turning three in September. I love being a mom. My dudes are extremely energetic and full of personality.

My future as a teacher...

When I first came back to college to pursue a degree in Interdisciplinary Education K-6, I had thought that I would want to teach third or fourth grade. However, after being in the program and having the opportunity to visit many classrooms of different grade levels, I have learned that I, honestly, enjoy them all. One thing I know for certain is that I want to teach in an inner-city school. I believe it takes a particular type of person to be able to make a difference in the lives of children who might not know where their next meal will come from or who might not know where they will rest their head that night. I am almost certain that I have the characteristics and qualities to truly make a difference in these children's lives. I was able to examine and teach, this past semester, in an inner-city school here in Nashville. It confirmed all of my desires to want to teach in that district and I could not be more ready to begin my journey as an educator.
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