Ms. Rachel Butcher



Degrees and Certifications:

BA in University Scholars - Baylor University MA in Medieval Studies - Fordham University Certified to teach Latin K-12 and English 6-12

Ms. Rachel Butcher

I am thrilled to be teaching all levels of Latin for the fifth year here at Claudia Taylor Johnson High School. This includes Latin I, Latin II/Pre-AP, Latin III/Pre-AP, and Latin IV/AP. I love sharing the rich language and culture of the ancient Roman world. My favorite part of teaching is getting to know my students during their time in the Latin program. If you are taking Latin this year, welcome to the family! We are a close-knit group, as each year's cohort will stay together until they graduate from AP Latin. Students in my courses can participate in a variety of extracurrcular activities. I sponsor Latin Club, Korean Culture Club, National Latin Honor Society, and the Certamen team, which competes on the regional and state level in trivia games about classical civilizations and its peoples, languages, and cultures. We are also taking a trip to Italy this summer (July 2020)! 

Here's a little about me: In May 2013, I graduated with honors from Baylor University, where I studied Art History and Classics (Latin and Ancient Greek language and literature). I earned my masters degree in Medieval Studies from Fordham University in May 2015. I concentrated in the social and economic history of medieval England. When I am not teaching, I am probably watching or making YouTube videos, playing with my dog Gatsby, or trying to train my pet parrot Pippa not to bite my finger off. 

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Class Schedule

  • Period 1: Latin I 

    Period 2: Latin II

    Period 3: Latin I

    Period 4: Conference

    Period 5: Latin III / Pre-AP / IV / AP 

    Period 6: Lunch

    Period 7: Latin II Pre-AP 

    Period 8: Latin I