Rachelle Petrovic, M.S.
Grades 5-8 Math Teacher, 9-10 Algebra and Chemistry Teacher and High School Program Coordinator
Rachelle earned a B.A. in Chemistry and a M.S. in Environmental Analysis & Decision Making from Rice University. She has been in education for 10 years and holdsTexas Educator Certificates in Math Grades 4-12, Science Grades 6-8 and Physical Sciences Grades 9-12. She has taught Geometry, Math Models & Applications and Chemistry, and for the past 6 years she taught 6th and 7th Grade Math in Cy-Fair ISD. Prior to entering the education field, Rachelle worked as an Associate with a Renewable Energy Technology Investment and Development startup company. Before returning to Rice University for graduate school, she worked with Carbon Nanotechnologies Inc as a Research Chemist on developing carbon nanotubes for use in fuel cell electrodes. Rachelle also worked on multiple projects at Lynntech, Inc. as a Research Assistant in the areas of materials science technology development and commercialization. Rachelle also has a passion for coaching and girls’ basketball as she played basketball at Oberlin College in Ohio before transferring to Rice University. She has volunteered a lot of her time and energy for her children’s sports teams as well as coached 7th and 8th Grade Girls Basketball and Volleyball at Hamilton Middle School. Rachelle has a unique cultural background and story as a full-blooded Native American from the Seneca Nation of the Iroquois Tribe from Western New York. She grew up on a Seneca Indian Reservation and still returns to visit family and friends. Her husband is from Serbia and came to the U.S. as a foreign exchange student in high school. They both played basketball for Oberlin College near Cleveland, Ohio before moving to Houston together to start their family. They have raised their three children in NW Houston/Cypress since 2001. Rachelle is extremely eager to begin her second year at CTL and is excited to bring her creativity and enthusiasm to the Math and Science teams.