Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors in Elementary Education Concentration in Science
Hi!! I am Rachel Squillini and I am a fourth grade teacher at River Dell Elementary School. This is my eighth year at River Dell. I taught fifth grade my first two years, and then moved to fourth grade.
I was born in New York but moved to Cary, North Carolina when I was four years old. I've lived in North Carolina ever since. I am the oldest of three kids. My younger brother graduated from UNC Charlotte and now lives in Jacksonville, Florida. My sister is a sophomore at University of South Carolina. I graduated from North Carolina State University (GO PACK!!) with a bachelor's in Elementary Education and a concentration in Science.
I am married to my loving husband, Anthony. We have been married for two years! Our biggest adventure will start in Septemenber, when our first child makes his debut. We love to travel, spend time at the pool and beach, attend Carolina Hurricanes hockey games and watch football! We are a house divided in both college and pro football. It makes it a fun competition in our house. We have four furbabies. I have two loving kitties, Kobie and Piper. They are the best of friends and so much fun! My husband has a dog named Zeus. He is very rambunctious. Then last summer we got a puppy named Ellie. She is now a year old and has completed the four legged members of our family.
Some other fun facts about me: my favorite color is pink! I love polka dots. I spend a lot of time at the beach. Football is my favorite sport but I like attending all sporting events. I go to a lot of football, basketball, and hockey games. I'm afraid of snakes and sharks. Spiders aren't my friends either. Can't wait to learn about all of you as the school year goes on!!
8:35-8:55 Students Arrive/Morning Work
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The Johnston County Board of Education will hold a special session on Tuesday, Aug. 27. The closed session meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. and be held in the Evander Simpson Building in Smithfield.
Johnston County Public Schools will begin using Here Comes the Bus in the 2019-2020 school year! Here Comes the Bus is a school bus tracking app that gives parents real-time bus location information and alerts to get students to the bus stop on time. The app is expected to roll out by the first day of school, August 26...
The Johnston County Education Foundation has changed its grant process from a three cycle a year process, to a once a year process. The grant deadline will now be November 15th each year and Grant Patrol will be held on the first Wednesday of December.
Our Open House will take place on Thursday, August 22nd. If you last name begins with the letter A through L, your Open House times will be from 4:30pm to 5:30pm. If your last name begins with the letter M through Z, your Open House times will be from 6pm to 7pm. Parents will receive a postcard with their teacher assignments in August so you know which teacher(s) to visit.
Johnston County Public Schools School Nutrition Services will be offering free meals during the summer months to children and teens 18 and younger through USDA Food and Nutrition Services. Schools serving free summer meals include Cooper Elementary, Micro Elementary, Selma Elementary, and West Smithfield Elementary.
Every summer many students go off on vacation before turning in all of their library books. We encourage students and their families to bring in missing library books over the summer as soon as the items are found to prevent possible loss or damage and to allow the media center to complete the end-of-the-year inventory. Click here to view your library account status to see if you have any overdue/missing items.