Rachel Belveal is a native of northwest Florida and is a graduate of Jay High School and the University of West Florida, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Middle Level Education. She also holds a Master of Education in Administration from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. Rachel is a highly qualified teacher in the fields of middle grades mathematics, secondary social studies, secondary language arts, elementary education, and elementary and secondary exceptional student education. She has taught for six years in the Santa Rosa County School District.
Rachel was a flautist in the Jay High School Concert Band for one year before becoming a five-year-member of the Jay High School Color Guard. She was also a charter member of the winter guard program at JHS. Throughout college, Rachel assisted her mom, Rebecca Belveal, director of the Pace High School Color Guard, with the color guard and winter guard programs at both Jay and Pace high schools. After college, Rachel became the Assistant Band Director at Jay High School, with a focus on the guard programs. She has served these two programs for over ten years now, her main responsibilities being writing, teaching, and cleaning equipment work for the guard units.
Rachel’s work with the guard programs at Jay and Pace have led to her involvement with guard on a more competitive stage. Both of her guard programs are members of the Gulf Coast Color Guard and Percussion Circuit and Winter Guard International. Her programs have earned multiple superior ratings at marching contests and have been finalists at several Winter Guard International Regional Events. In addition to leading these two programs, Rachel aids the other guards in the region by serving as executive treasurer for the Gulf Coast Color Guard and Percussion Circuit.