Rachel Sherrod, a native of Gadsden, has taught string instruments since 2007. She has worked for the Gadsden City School System since 2018. She serves as the Principal Violist for the Gadsden Symphony Orchestra and performs regularly with the Jesu, Joy String Quartet. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Music from Jacksonville State University. She lives in Gadsden with her husband, Ryan, and their dogs and cat.