My name is Rachel Sweigard (pronounced “Swy-guard” for anyone who’s curious). I was born and raised in Jasper, Alabama, but Tuscaloosa has always been like a second home to me as I have so many family members in the area. I knew very early in my life that I wanted to be a teacher, and I have always loved English, so choosing my content area was a natural fit. I love teaching because it allows me to invest in my students both personally and academically. In my free time, I enjoy reading anything I can get my hands on, hiking, traveling (I’ve been fortunate enough to visit 25 states and 17 countries!), and spending time with friends and family. 


    University of North Alabama—Bachelor of Science in Education, English/Language Arts, December 2016

    University of West Alabama—Master of Education, English/Language Arts, January 2019-present


    Duncanville Middle School

    8th grade English—January-May 2017

    7th grade English—August 2017-present