Mrs. Rariden was born in South Africa and moved to Connecticut when she was six years old. She has a Bachelor of Arts in History from Union College in Schenectady, New York and a Master of Science in Early Childhood Education and General Childhood Education from Bank Street College of Education in New York City. After college, she taught in Indiana for three years. She has been teaching at Founders Classical Academy of Leander since it opened in 2014. She lives with her husband and two kids, Kevin and Laya, in Georgetown, Texas.