Porta Community Unit School District #202

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Mrs. Rachel Chalmers

Welcome to my page and the start of another great year!
My Background - This year begins my twenty-sixth year teaching and my ninth year at PORTA. I earned my Bachelor's degree in English from Illinois Wesleyan University and my teaching credentials from University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS). I earned my Master's degree in English from UIS, as well. 
Although I am originally from Springfield, I have lived in the PORTA district since 1996. My late husband was a PORTA graduate, coach, and lifelong resident of the district. Both of our sons are PORTA graduates. 
Classes - This year, I am teaching English I as well as 7th grade English and IXL Intervention (first semester only). During the second semester, I will teach English I, 7th grade English, and Cultural Expressions, a high school English elective.
Extracurricular Activities - I am the sponsor for PORTA's Community Problem Solvers, the coach for the high school Scholastic Bowl team, and the assistant coach for the high school cross country team.  
Schedule -
    1st Semester                                                       2nd Semester
1st hour: English I                                                1st hour: English I
2nd hour: Prep                                                     2nd hour: Cultural Expressions
3rd hour: English I                                                3rd hour: English I
4th hour: 7th grade English                                  4th hour: 7th grade English
5th hour: 7th grade IXL Interventions                   5th hour: Prep
6th hour: English I                                                6th hour: English I
7th hour: English I                                                7th hour: English I
HS Advisory                                                          HS Advisory