Rachel Wray is the newest addition to the New Haven special ed department. When asked about her occupation, she stated that she’s drawn to teaching special education because of her love of working with students in small groups or one-on-one settings.
She and her family moved to New Haven this year; however, she grew up in a small town of her own of about 2,000 people called Richland, MO.
She commented, “I very much like being back in a smaller town.” And she continued, “There is something special about small towns where everyone knows you.” She further mentioned how she and her family love living close to the river and rolling hills of Missouri.
After high school, Mrs. Wray attended college at George Mason University in the Washington D.C. metro area. She majored in Psychology and later went back for a Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology.
Mrs. Wray has been a military wife for many years and has two boys. Previously, she was a special education teacher in Mississippi, where she taught 3rd grade reading for 3 years. She now teaches math and science.
As a military family, they have lived in California, Alaska, and Hawaii; however, she claims Missouri is the most beautiful place to live.
She goes on to say, “After 18 years away, we are excited to raise our boys in Missouri and in the New Haven School District. I feel blessed that I was hired to be part of the NHSD. I’m looking forward to becoming more involved in the community, school, and getting to know my students better.”
Thank you for all you do and welcome to the NHSD, Mrs. Wray!