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Mrs.  Rachel  J  Dunkerley
Science/Biology/AP Biology
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  • Graduated from Albertville High School- Class of 1993
  • Graduated from Auburn University- B.S. in Animal Sciences/Agriculture 1997
  • Graduated from Jacksonville State University- M.S. in Molecular Biology 2009

            WAR EAGLE!!!

            GO GAMECOCKS!!!


1999-2001:  Gold Kist, Inc.- Quality Assurance Supervisor, Boaz, AL & Guntersville, AL

2001-2002:  Gold Kist, Inc.- Sales Representative, Atlanta, GA

2002-2005:  Gold Kist, Inc.- Project Manager, Boaz, AL

2005-2008:  Jacksonville State University- Graduate Teaching Assistant, Jacksonville, AL

2006-2007:  Gold Kist Inc.- Microbiology Laboratory Technician III, Boaz, AL

2008-2009:  Pilgrim's Pride- Compliance Manager/Coordinator, Boaz, AL

2009-2012- Wayne Farms, LLC.- Microbiology Lab Supervisor, Decatur, AL

2012-2017- Par Pharmaceutical- Microbiologist II, Huntsville, AL

2013-present- Calhoun Community College- Biology Adjunct Instructor, Huntsville, AL & Decatur, AL

2013-present- Snead State Community College- Biology Adjunct Instructor, Boaz, AL

2017-present- James Clemens High School- Science Teacher


I am originally from Guntersville, Alabama and grew up on the shores of Lake Guntersville.  After graduating from Auburn, I worked in the Poultry Industry for approximately 12 years in various capacities, including production, quality assurance, and project management.  After acquiring my Master's degree at Jacksonville State University, I managed a Microbiology Lab for 3 years and spent the last 5 years as a Microbiologist at a pharmaceutical company.  Since 2013, I have taught various Life Science courses at different community colleges in Alabama.  I have taught Biology 1, Biology 2, Anatomy/Physiology 1 and Anatomy/Physiology 2, both in-class and online.  This experience truly made me realize my true calling- to be an educator.  

I have lived in Madison since 2009 with my wonderful family and am looking forward to a great year at James Clemens High School as a Biology teacher!  Go Jets!