Mrs. Schweiger was born and raised in the Palm Harbor area and is married to Jon. He served 15 years in the US Coast Guard—so they have lived all over the United States, including Alaska and NYC! He now serves as a police officer for the St. Pete Police Dept. They have two boys, Tristan (4th grade) and Elliott (PK-4). Outside the classroom she loves running, music, reading, going to the beach, and…COFFEE! (she replied in all-caps 😊). They are members of Starkey Road Baptist Church, serve on the leadership team for the Community 242 group there, and Rachel sings in the choir and praise team.

We asked her:

1. Why did you feel called to Keswick Christian School? “To be honest, when God opened the door in late July, I wasn’t sure what He was doing. However, in faith, I stepped out and He has made it abundantly clear that this is EXACTLY where I am supposed to be. I have a passion and calling to serve students in the classroom. My greatest desire is that students would find and know their true worth in Jesus Christ, and in being exactly who He has created them to be. I cannot imagine a better place to serve the Lord than here at KCS!”

2. What is it about the subject of English you enjoy most? “Of course, I have a love for all things English and Language Arts…my family called me the Grammar Professor when I was younger. This may sound strange, but I LOVE diagramming sentences! I have my favorite English teacher, Mrs. Ellis, to thank for instilling within me a love of grammar.”

3. Did you have a favorite teacher in school? “My favorite teacher in school was my 7th grade Math teacher, Mrs. Littell. I had just started at Palm Harbor Middle School as a new student, and really struggled with finding my place. I also really struggled with math. She took me under her wing, always encouraged me, and also sponsored our school’s Fellowship of Christian Students. She poured into me with the love of Christ, and helped me grow and become bold in my faith, even at a public school.”

We are blessed to have the Schweiger family at KCS. Please join us in welcoming them!