Phone: 520 6965277


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Recreation and Leisure Services, Northern Arizona University M.A. K-8 Education, Northern Arizona University S.E.I. Endorsement Early Childhood Endorsement

Miss Patricia Lindberg

COVID-19 Update: Miss Lindberg & Miss Larriva are sending home packets to each student for the week of 3/23-3/27. We hand delivered packets to houses for the week of 3/30-4/3 and we plan to do the same for next week 4/6-4/10. Please read the cover letter on the packets, and follow the directions that are included. We know it's a lot to read, but that's the easiest way tp convey what is expected from us as teachers and from you at home.  

You do have work that needs to be turned in for the week of 3/30-4/3. Please read the letters from Miss Lindberg and Ms. Larriva so you know what to complete. Work is due on Friday, 4/3. 

Please stay safe & healthy! 

Miss Lindberg (ELA, Social Studies) or via the Remind App (@misslindberg)

Ms. Larriva (Math, Science) or via the Remind App (@mslarriva)



I have been a Rio Vista Bulldog for three years. I grew up in Tucson and in the Amphi School District. I have taught grades 1-5 over the past 16 years and look forward to this year's new adventures. I am one of eleven children. My mother was a teacher and four of us have followed in her footsteps. 

Defining Moment in Education

I wasn’t always a teacher. Previously, I planned events as a Recreation Supervisor in California. Tucson has always been home to me so I moved back in 2001. I began as a substitute teacher at St. Ambrose Parochial school and found that I reveled in the “lightbulb moments” because the student and I found the right combination of strategies and they got it! I went back to school to study education and never looked back.

Core Educational Belief

Reading is everywhere so it is imperative that students are successful readers. I remember struggling to read as a child so I can empathize with children who share this experience. I also remember how I overcame this challenge. I did so with patient, clever teachers and the support of my family. Together we can!

Prior Experience –

  • Recreation Supervisor, Dana Point, CA
  • St. Ambrose Parochial School, Tucson, AZ – K-5
  • Sunnyside Unified S.D., Tucson, AZ
    • Craycroft Elementary – 4th
    • Los Ranchitos Elementary – 1st
    • Santa Clara Elementary – 3rd and 5th