Rachel Patena, Math Teacher


Rachel Patena has recently joined the Joseph and Florence Mandel Jewish Day School community as a mathematics teacher. Rachel attended John Carroll University and earned her Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration.  It was late into her undergraduate program, when she discovered a deep love of working with and teaching children. After finishing her bachelor’s degree, she stayed at John Carroll to earn her Master’s in Education concentrating in middle school science and mathematics. During her graduate program, she had the opportunity to observe and shadow in a variety of school districts including Shaker, Solon, and University Heights/Cleveland Heights. Outside of the classroom, Rachel enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and cooking.