Degrees and Certifications:
Baylor University - Bachelor of Music Education, 2013 Kodály Certified Educator - Plano ISD Kodály Certification Program, Endorsed by the Organization of American Kodály Educators, 2019
Mrs. Rachel Eldridge
Hi, Mavericks! My name is Rachel Eldridge, and I am BEYOND thrilled to be your music teacher this year! This is my 7th year teaching elementary music, all in Plano ISD, and my 2nd year here at Mathews.
I grew up in Allen, TX and received my Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baylor University in 2013. SIC 'EM, BEARS! I met my husband Matthew at Baylor, where we were both members of the Golden Wave Marching Band. Matthew works as an accountant, and we have a beagle named Ellie who we think is the cutest dog in the world!
When I'm not making music with the BEST students ever, I enjoy spending time with my family, shopping at outlet malls and thrift stores, and scrapbooking. My husband and I love to travel, camp, hike, fish, and attend Baylor football and basketball games. I play the saxophone in the orchestra at my church, and I'm a HUGE Dallas Mavericks fan!
In music class, we will develop basic musical skills and musical literacy using resources from the folk heritage of our students here at Mathews. I can't wait to guide each and every student to become adept at creating and interpreting music in a way that they can be lifelong participants and contributors in music. This year is going to be the BEST one yet!