Hoopes Highlights 

Meet Your Teacher


My name is Rachael Hoopes and I will be your fifth grade teacher! This is my 16th year teaching at Meadowlark. I have taught 4th grade for 14 years, and I am currently in my 2nd year with 5th grade. I love teaching at Meadowlark, it is an awesome school!

          I grew up in the in Haysville and graduated from Campus High School. I graduated from Fort Hays State University in 2000, then Wichita State with my Masters in 2005.

My family is very close! I enjoy spending time with my parents on the farm. They both recently retired and moved to Harper, KS to the family farm. I have one brother, Phil, who is a principal in Garber, OK. His wife Mendy is a Kindergarten teacher there also. They have 2 boys, who I absolutely adore. Andruw is 13 and Trenton is 9. Since I don’t have any kids of my own, I love spending time with them every chance I get!

          In the summer I love to travel (mostly to the beach, but enjoy going anywhere), spending time with my friends and family, going swimming, reading, doing crafts, going to the movies, decorating cakes, cookies and cupcakes, and shopping. I am active in my church and enjoy working with kids from nursery age to high school.


       My Favorites 

Food: Pizza, Chinese, Mexican

Movie: My Big Fat Greek Wedding  

                                         Book: McElliott’s Pool

                                         Color: Pink

                                         Drink: Iced tea

                                         Season: Summer

                                         Sports Team: KU

                                         Fast Food: Pizza, Mr. Goodcents

                                         Hobby: Spending time with family and friends

                                         Restaurant: Bella Luna and PF Changs


For more information about 5th grade click on 5th Grade in the Naviagation Bar. This will link you to the class schedule, 5th Grade Handbook, Facebook Page links for all 5th grade and contact information.