Ms. Lovely's Portal


My name is Rachel Lovely.  I teach 6th Grade Language Arts at Gahanna Middle School South.  This is my third year teaching in Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools and I love it so much.  I graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Reading Education.  I love traveling, cooking, and spending time with my husband, family, and friends.
My Favorite Book Recommendations:

Fantasy / Science Fiction
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling (The Harry Potter Series)
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games Trilogy)
The Hobbit
by J. R. R. Tolkien (The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings Trilogy)
Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix (The Shadow Children Series)

The Vegetable Butcher by Cara Mangini
The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook by Ina Garten
The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook by Dinah Bucholz

Travel Books
National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States by National Geographic Society

A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

June 2016 Ohio State University / Royal Shakespeare Company Partnership:

Last summer I traveled to Stratford Upon Avon, England (Shakespeare's birth place) with the Ohio State University to study Dramatic Inquiry with the Royal Shakespeare Company.  We studied intensively with the Royal Shakespeare Company's Education Associate Practitioner to learn approaches to teaching Shakespeare.  We worked with directors, met the actors of A Midsummer Night's Dream, went on a backstage tour of the Royal Shakespeare Theater, and attended three performances (Dr. Faustus, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and The Alchemist).  I had a blast and am super pumped to incorporate new methods in my teaching this year.

Here are some pictures from the week in England!