Rachel Yates Mindardo

  Mrs. Rachel Yates Minardo
First Grade

About the Teacher  Important Information Class Schedule

Subjects Taught
First Grade


2001 graduate of Polk County High School, Benton, Tennessee

B.S. in Theory and Practice in Teacher Education, University of Tennessee at Knoxville

M.S. in Special Education, University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Ed.S. in Administration, Lincoln Memorial University at Harrogate



Internship at Clinton Middle School and Claxton Elementary School 2005-2006

Claxton Elementary, K-2 Special Education Inclusion Teacher, 2006-2009

Claxton Elementary School, First Grade Teacher, 2009-present



I am originally from Benton, TN in Polk County, but Knoxville is now my home.  I graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 2005 with my Bachelor's degree in Theory and Practice in Teacher Education and in 2006 with my Maste

r's in Special Education.  I graduated from Lincoln Memorial University in 2009 with my Education Specialist Degree in Administration.  I was an intern in Anderson County and I taught for 3 years in Special Education before coming to first grade.  This is my third year as a first grade teacher. 

I am married to my best friend Greg and we have a 3 year old Beagle named Molly. We enjoy water sports like skiing and wakeboarding.  We also like to snow ski, scuba dive, whitewater raft, travel, and work out.  We enjoy reading, cooking, movies, going out to eat, hanging out with friends, and walking Molly.  We are huge Tennessee fans. Go Vols!  We attend Northstar Church in Knoxville.