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Mrs. Banks

Hi!  My name is Rachel Banks Dzikowski, but I just go by Mrs. Banks at school.  I have been teaching at Cleveland since 2012. Most of that experience is teaching kindergarten.  I am so fortunate to work with a dynamic kindergarten team and I am excited for your child to join our Cleveland Eagle family.

For those who don’t already know, I am forever a Cleveland Eagle, having attended here as a student myself.  I am also a proud Franklin High School alumna, graduating in 2007. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a minor in Elementary Education from Grand Valley State University.  I am completing my master’s degree at Michigan State University in K-12 Educational Administration.  

When I am not teaching, I am spending time with my family.  My husband and I stay busy trying to keep up with our daughter.  She is my mini, so if you don’t run into us at Target, you will probably meet her at one of the many Cleveland after-school events this year.     

I look forward to working with you to help your kinder reach their highest potential this year.  Please always feel free to email me at

Thank you!