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Rachel Layne » Welcome


Welcome to 7th grade math! 
My name is Ms. Layne and I am one of the 7th grade math teachers at Cherokee Middle School. This is my first year as a teacher at CMS, however, this is not my first year being involved here. In addition to teaching math, I am also returning to CMS for my second year as the girls basketball coach. I began my coaching career here during the 2020-2021 school year while I was a student at the University of Tennessee. I graduated from the University of Tennessee in May of 2021 with my bachelor's degree in Mathematics with a minor in Secondary Math Education. Prior to attending the University of Tennessee, I grew up in Kingston and graduated from Roane County High School in 2016. I even attended CMS and had 7th grade math class as a student in the same classroom that I teach in now! Following high school graduation, I attended Roane State Community College on a basketball scholarship before transferring to the University of Tennessee to complete my education. Outside of school I enjoy going to basketball and football games, running, hiking, working jigsaw puzzles, playing piano, and eating a lot of ice cream!
I am looking forward to a great year!