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Mrs. Rachel Thomas
8th Grade Science
Project Lead the Way Design and Modeling
General Sherman Junior High

Phone: (740) 687-7344


I grew up in Lancaster, OH.  I went to Sherman and graduated from Lancaster High School.  I married my husband Andy in 2006 and we have an 13 year old daughter Reagan.                                                                                

Educational Background

  • I graduated from Ohio University in 2001 with a Bachelor's in Environmental Health Science and a minor in Chemistry.  I worked as a registered sanitarian for almost 10 years.
  • I graduated from Ohio University -Lancaster in 2011 with a Bachelor's in Middle Childhood Education : Math and Science.  This is my ninth year teaching 8th grade Science here at General Sherman Junior High and my first year teaching Project Lead the Way:  Design and Modeling.  
  • In January 2020, I earned The National Certificate for STEM Teaching from the National Institute of STEM Education.  
  • In June 2020, I received a certificate from Project Lead the Way to teach Design and Modeling.  
  • I am currently working on my Masters of Education in STEM Leadership.  

I enjoy spending time with my family, gardening, local history, and genealogy research.  My passion besides teaching, is spending time in nature, hiking, bee keeping, and raising chickens.  

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