Phone: 251 380 8120


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Biology University of South Alabama M.S. Biology University of South Alabama Provisional Certificate Secondary Science Education 2015-2019 Highly-Qualified Teacher General Science (021) ; Grades: 6-12

Ms. Rachel H Ruttley

Rachel H. Ruttley was born in Gretna, Louisiana in 1986. She graduated magna sum laude from W.P. Davidson High School in Mobile, Alabama in 2004 and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Related Sciences from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama in May 2010. From the Fall 2005 to May 2010 Rachel worked at the Environmental Studies Center Mobile, Alabama as a wildlife aide. This student position enabled her to work hands-on with native birds, reptiles, and mammals. It also instilled a deep respect for conservation and protecting indigenous wildlife. Rachel was awarded a three-year Graduate Assistantship from the University of South Alabama’s Biology Graduate Program in 2010.  During her master's studies she worked as the project coordinator (Fall 2013- Fall 2014) on Restore Dog River Shores, habitat restoration project for the local nonprofit environmental organization, Dog River Clearwater Revival. In May 2015, Rachel earned a Master of Science degree in Biology July 2015. 

After her graduate studies, Rachel started to pursue a career in secondary science education. She started teaching in the fall of 2015 in the Mobile County School System, and transferred to Chickasaw City School Systems in the Fall of 2016. She is currently teaching high school biology and anatomy & physiology. She also teaches Dual Enrollment Biology through Bishop State to qualifying junior and seniors.