Degrees and Certifications:
I have a BS in Elementary Education from the State University College at Buffalo, New York. A Masters in Science in Special Education from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. And an English as a Second Language and Early Childhood endorsements.
My name is Mrs. Gallagher, I am a First grade English as a Second Language teacher. I love to read mysteries, swim, jog, visit my family back east in New York and Vermont. Watch my children’s sporting events, go out to eat, play with my dog Cooper, and snack on candy corn, wintergreen lifesavers and chocolate.
Defining Moment in Education
I grew up in a teaching family. My dad taught Industrial Arts, and my mom taught 3rd grade. My older sister has a PE degree, and my two younger sisters teach 2nd and 4th grade. My husband is an teacher and my son is in college to be a teacher. I guess we were born to teach!
Core Educational Belief
I believe learning should be fun and hands on. I make lessons relevant and challenging for all students. I have an open line of communication with all my parents.
I have been a teacher for 29 years. I taught kindergarten for 8 years on the Navajo Indian Reservation, in Chinle and 21 years here at Rio Vista.