About the Teacher



Hello! My name is Rachel Gusso.

I am the Kindergarten teacher at Parker Elementary in Parker, SD.

This is my seventh year of teaching Kindergarten.

I have also taught First Grade for three years in

Parker before moving to Kindergarten.

I really enjoy teaching Kindergarten as I believe it is where we set

a good foundation for the children to base their academic / school careers.


I graduated from SDSU and DSU with a bachelor's degree in

Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education.


I was married for almost 11 years, until my husband passed away on May 18, 2009.

 We have 2 daughters. Our oldest will be a freshmen in college and our youngest is going into Fourth Grade.We also have a chocolate lab, BelAir, who is spoiled rotten!

We are huge NASCAR fans, and cheer for Dale, Jr. every chance we get.