Degrees and Certifications:
Hello! My name is Rachel Morelli. This is my 9th year teaching here at Oaks Road. I taught Kindergarten for 7 years and this is my 2nd year in First Grade here at Oaks Road Academy! I am excited to embark on this virtual experience with you! Welcome to First Grade, little Owls!
Education: I received my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from East Carolina University in 2009 and my master's degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2011. I was involved in an Early Literacy Research Project through East Carolina University for guided reading from 2015-2017. I had the opportunity to travel to Philadelphia the past few summers to participate in AVID Training. I am excited to be the AVID Site Coordinator and to bring the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program to Oaks Road. Once a learner, Always a learner!
Candy - Tootsie Roll
Vacation Spot - Kauai, Hawaii (Take me back!!)
Place - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Sports Teams - Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Pittsburgh Pirates!
Color - Green
Book - Oh, The Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss
Subject in School - Math
Food - Pepperoni Pizza
Family: I am originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. My family moved to Morehead City, NC and my parents still live there. I am 1 of 2 children. I have an older brother who lives in Wilmington, NC. My husband and I just recently welcomed our son Jack to our family, along with my step-daughter Melody. We also have a cat named Boots. We love spending time together as a family and outdoor activities.