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Rani Rankin | Fifth Grade

I grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida, and enjoyed all that the "Sunshine State" had to offer! There were beautiful warm beaches, bike paths, and lots of sunshine! I danced every day while growing up, ballet is my favorite dance style. I went to a special performing arts high school when I was a teenager and loved spending my summers at intensive dance camps with the Joffrey Ballet and Boston Ballet, and Hartford Ballet! I moved to Utah when I was in college to attend the University of Utah as a ballet major. I served a mission in Tucson, Arizona for my church. After my mission I returned to Utah to continue my education, and I decided to pursue a degree in Elementary Education from BYU.

I enjoy the arts, nature, and the four seasons of Utah! I love the beautiful sunsets and the majestic mountains here. I enjoy hiking, biking, dancing, piano, baking, reading, and spending time with my family. I have 3 beautiful children, Abigail, Emma, and James.

I enjoy teaching children and seeing their excitement about life and learning. I love learning new things and mastering new skills. I hope to share that joy with my 5th grade students this year!