Spartan Questionnaire* (#3) Featuring Ms. Rae Brown (*where we take a break from AP Style and get right to the good stuff with CSD people)


Emma Burch

Ms. Rae works with ninth graders during their Guided Learning Lab (GLL) blocks in many different ways. She helps teach organization, prioritize tests and quizzes and assignments and projects, and even helps teach study skills and habits.

Emma Burch, Student Life Editor

Rae Brown is the 9th grade Guided Learning Lab (GLL) teacher. She has been working at CSD for two years. Ms. Rae can usually be found training for marathons or reading a book while soaking up the sun whenever she’s not on campus. A coffee addict plus a plant and cat lover, she enjoys making her home comfy and cozy and always has something interesting cooking in the kitchen. We sat down with Ms. Rae for the “Spartan Questionnaire” and here is what she shared.

Waffles or pancakes? 

 “Waffles, the crispier the better.”

Who is your favorite author?

“Sylvia Plath or Paulo Coehlo.” 

What is your idea of perfection?

“Courage no matter how hard a situation is.”

What is your favorite thing about CSD?

“I like how inquizitive everyone is. I can tell y’all were taught from a really young age to be curious about the world.”

Are you more of a listener or a talker?

“I think I am more of a listener now, but as a teenager I was definitely a talker.”

What’s your favorite motto?

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”

If you were to be something other than a teacher what would you be?

“Personal chef.”

What trait do you like in others?

“I like when people don’t take themselves too seriously.”

What is your favorite song?

Love Me Tender by Frank Sinatra.”

What made you want to come to CSD?

“Compassionate coworkers and bosses, and the opportunity to meet the next generation.”

Where are you originally from?

“I’m originally from Charlotte but have lived in Davidson for the past 20 years.”

Where is your dream vacation?

“Maybe the Netherlands.”

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be?


What’s your favorite color?

“Yellow and orange.” 

What animal would you be if you could pick?

“A coyote.”