Mrs. Foster Transitions from Sunnymede to Kimmons

Tariauh Smith Mayes, Reporter

After 15 years of teaching grades 4-6 Language Arts at Sunnymede Elementary School, Mrs. Rachael Foster has taken on a new challenge — moving up to seventh grade.

The nationwide epidemic of illiteracy inspired Mrs. Foster to become a Language Arts teacher.

“I love to read and write, so I felt that if I could help one student to read, I was making a difference,” Mrs. Foster said. “My goal is to inspire a love of reading in my students.”

Mrs. Foster faces a big challenge as a Language Arts teacher.

“I talk too much when my students need to focus while reading and/or writing,” Mrs. Foster said.

Mrs. Foster loves the Raider pride felt by staff and students.

“I feel truly welcomed into the Raider family!” Mrs. Foster said.

With her master’s in Educational Leadership from Arkansas Tech University, Mrs. Foster hopes to become a principal one day.

“I have a desire to use my experience, knowledge, and a love for learning to positively impact teachers and students as an educational leader,” Mrs. Foster said.

Outside of school, Mrs. Foster has some interesting things that she likes to do.

“I enjoy reading in my hammock, spending time with family doing anything outdoors, and coaching both of my daughters’ fastpitch softball teams,” Mrs. Foster said.

One surprising fact about Mrs. Foster is that she hates shopping.

“I would rather have my teeth pulled!” Mrs. Foster said.