Rachel Davis Horton
Rachel Horton is originally from Powdersville, South Carolina. She graduated summa cum laude from the College of Charleston in 2013 with degrees in Secondary Education, English, and Religious Studies, where she was a South Carolina Teaching Fellow and an inaugural member of the College’s Teacher Leader Program. Upon graduation, she received the College’s Outstanding Student in Secondary Education Award.
After graduation, Rachel returned to her hometown, where she taught high school English for four years at a local high school. Upon moving to Durham in 2017, Rachel taught an additional year at Riverside High School before beginning her studies at Duke Law, where she was active in the Women’s Law Student Association and Innocence Project and participated in both the Health Justice Clinic and Wrongful Convictions Clinic. Rachel graduated from law school in the spring of 2021 and is licensed to practice law in North Carolina. As a former teacher, Rachel is passionate about advocating for students and understands just how significant an impact children’s experiences at school can have on children and their families.
Rachel lives in Durham, where she is actively involved with the Junior League of Durham & Orange Counties, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Triangle College of Charleston Alumni Association. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their two dogs, practicing and teaching yoga, and entertaining with friends and family.