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    Name: Rachelle Alven
    Grade: 1st Grade
    Email Address: ralven@medford.k12.nj.us
    Phone Ext: 6222
    Room #: 12


    A little about Mrs. Alven…


       I have wanted to be a teacher since I was in second grade when I would beg my mom to take me to the “teacher” store. Fortunately, I had my younger brother and sister to fill the role of students when I wanted to play school at home. I graduated from Rowan University in 2009 with my Bachelors in English and Elementary Education. I have been at Allen since 2011 and I’m very excited to be teaching First Grade.  I enjoy watching students grow throughout the year and I look forward to an amazing new school year!

       When I'm not at school, I enjoy spending time with my husband, friends, and family, shopping, and traveling. I traveled to Florence, Venice (Yes, I rode in a gondola!), Tuscany, and Paris (The Eiffel Tower has 462 steps to climb!). Like many people, my day would not be complete without a cup of coffee! The summer months are my absolute favorite time of the year. I am an LBI regular where I soak up the sun, read, and relax.