Degrees and Certifications:
Masters of Arts in Teaching - Art Education Bachelors of Fine Arts - Photography/Studio Art Bachelors of Arts - Theatre Production/Lighting Design IL Professional Teacher License PK-12; Endorsements in Visual Arts & Social Studies for Middle Grades
My name is Rachel Korotkin, but the students call me 'Ms. K.' This is my third year at Hamlin and I am very excited to be back! This year I am teaching 6th grade Social Studies, 7th grade Social Studies, as well as all grades of Art.
After suffering through 18 years of cold Michigan winters, I thought it was time for a change. I went to the University of Miami in Florida for my undergraduate studies where I received two Bachelor degrees. My Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art, with a minor in Art History, and my Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Production curated a strong background for my beginnings in education. After working for a few years in Museum Education, I decided to move to Boston, MA to earn my graduate degree from Tufts University. There, I received my Masters of Arts in Teaching, with a focus in Art Education. Recently, I have began a graduate certificate program at Johns Hopkins University to receive a certificate in Mind, Body, and Teaching.
Born: Detroit, MI
Lived: Michigan, Florida, Massachusetts, Spain, Italy, Illinois
Degrees: BFA, BA and MAT
Teaching: Art, Social Studies & Language Arts
Languages Known: English, Spanish (In Progress: American Sign Language, Russian, Dutch)
Hobbies: Reading, Photography, Learning Languages, Art, Fitness, Dancing, Puzzles, and Writing
Favorite Sports Team: Detroit Red Wings
Favorite Animal: Tiger Shark
Where You Might Catch Me on a Friday Night: In my pajamas, watching a comedy or horror movie.