Degrees and Certifications:
University of Minnesota-Duluth: Teaching Secondary Communication Arts and Literature (5-12), B.A.A. Literary Studies, B.A.
Hello all! Welcome to my page! My name is Mrs. Rajala. It's pronounced Ry-uh-la. You may also call me Mrs. R, if you prefer! My maiden name is Davidson.
I am a recent transplant to St Louis, and this is my first year teaching at Vashon. I am very excited to be here and to meet you all! I will be teaching Reading Workshop for Freshmen and Journalism for upperclassmen this year.
When I am not teaching, I am either watching Netflix with my husband, or spending time with my dog Booker. Mostly, we play fetch or cuddle up on the couch. My favorite t.v. show is a tie between "The Office" and "NCIS." I enjoy crime-dramas quite a bit, as I grew up watching them with my mom.
I enjoy learning new things, so if there is something that you absolutely love, share it with me! Craft an email telling me what that something is and why you love it and we can have a discussion about it!
by Paula Hawkins Year Published: 2015 Mystery, Thriller
Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She’s even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. “Jess and Jason,” she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she’s only watched from afar. Now they’ll see; she’s much more than just the girl on the train...