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Bachelor of Art in English Language Arts from University of Montevallo

Pre-Law Minor from University of Montevallo

Masters in Special Education: Gifted and Talented from University of Alabama

PLTW Classroom Teacher Certification


My name is Rachel Mims and I teach Gifted and Talented as well as our STEM Lab here at JIS. 

I am married to Dr. Matthew Mims and have three daughters--Josie, McKinley, and Presley. I love to travel (especially to New Orleans), love animals, being outside, reading, and fishing. I love our FFA and 4-H programs and strongly encourage our students to participate.  

In the field of Gifted and Talented, my passions are Creativity, how the brain learns,  and Social/Emotional Needs. 

I am also coordinating JIS's efforts to construct an Outdoor Classroom.