Degrees and Certifications:

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

Mrs. Rachel Butcher

Scroll down the page to see the slideshows for Greenback Night!  

About me: 

Salvete! Mihi nomen est Rachel Butcher. I am thrilled to be teaching all levels of Latin for my seventh year here at Johnson High School. I teach Latin I, Latin II Regular/Honors, Latin III Regular/Honors, Latin IV Honors, and AP Latin. In addition to Latin, I will also be teaching several sections of Art 1.  

Whether you have me for Art or Latin (or both), please know that I'm really excited to get to know you over the course of the year. I love sharing the rich language and culture of the ancient Roman world as well as the skills and techniques that can help you be the best artist you can be. My favorite part of teaching is getting to know my students during their time in my 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, 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. 

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 I wrote my master's thesis on the late medieval English bedroom utilizing  historical documents and works of art dating from 1350-1550 AD. When I am not teaching, I am probably watching or making YouTube videos, playing with my dog Gatsby, or trying to train one of my two parrots, Pippa and Miku. I am also a freelance artist specializing in portraits of people, pets, and D&D characters. During the summers, I also stream my art live on Twitch once a week. 

My husband, Ian Conn, is also a Latin teacher in NEISD, at MacArthur and Roosevelt HS. We have a beautiful newborn daughter named Persephone. 

  • Parents of Latin Students: 

    Salvete parentes! Here's a link to my Greenback Night Google Slideshow with information about my Latin classes, including contact info, course content, grading policy, and Latin extracurricular activities. If you have any questions for me and can't be there in person, email me at and I'll get back to you!


    Greenback Night Video for Latin Students (from 2020, still fun)

    Parents of Art Students: 

    Hello parents! Here's a link to my Greenback Night Google Slideshow with information about my art classes, including course content, grading policy, etc. If you have any questions for me and can't be there in person, email me at and I'll get back to you!

Class Schedule

  •  Schedule and Google Classroom join codes: Find your class period and section in the list below. Copy the join code. Then, click the link to Google Classroom. Log in to your school account. Press the + button in the corner, and click "Join Class". Enter the code from this list that corresponds to your schedule. Once you are there, you can download the course syllabus, which will contain information about grade categories, the late work, homework, and retake policy. 


    Join the Google Classroom for your class period! 

    Room G206

    Period 1: (Latin 1) vbhd5kd

    Period 2:    (Latin 2 regular) zp3643r

    (Latin 2 Honors) x6fgsfg

    Period 3: (Latin 3 Honors) e76ymoq

    (AP Latin): hlykoil 

    Period 4: Lunch 


    Room A137 - 

    Period 5 (Art 1): nwgbpt2 

    Period 6 (Art 1): ec3gjpc 

    Period 7 (Art 1): 52ru3rx 

    Period 8: Conference


    Tutoring Hours in G206

    Wednesday: 8:30 am - 8:50 am

    Thursday: 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm