Meet the Teacher

Mrs. McMahan

Welcome to Mrs. McMahan's 1st Grade

Mrs. Rachel McMahan 

Hi!  I am very excited about my year in 1st grade. I have a B.S. in Sociology with K-6 Certification from UNCA, and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Western Carolina University. I have been a  Nationally Board Certified teacher for 16 years. Not only do I love teaching, I also love learning!!!

I am married to Jack McMahan who retired from Owen Middle School.  However, his love for teaching couldn't keep him out of the classroom, and now he  teaches 8th grade at Valley Springs Middle School.  I have a son Bradley who also teaches 8th grade at Valley Springs Middle, and a daughter Emma who teaches 1st grade at Fairview Elementary.  Bradley is married to Hannah who teaches at Black Mountain Primary and they are expecting my first granddaughter in January!!! Emma is married to Ray who is a Firefighter at Swannanoa and Black Mountain Fire Departments.  

My favorite pastime is playing tennis. I play on both singles and doubles leagues in the Black Mountain Tennis Association and the Cheshire Racquet Club. Our family also enjoys Appalachian Mountaineer Football!!! Go Mountaineers!  

As an educator, I feel it is very important to support the curriculum the county endorses.  I do my best to provide each and every child in my class with the best education they can receive.  

I am always available for you.  Please feel free to email me or call the school before or after the school day and talk to me about your concerns.