Phone: 520 696-5301
Degrees and Certifications:
Master Degree: University of Arizona Bachelor of Arts Degree: Carthage College Certificates: ESL endorsement Early childhood endorsement
Dear Kindergarten Parents,
Welcome to our exciting kindergarten at Rio Vista Elementary. For those of you who have a child entering the school system, specifically kindergarten for the first time, get ready! You will be amazed at the amount of learning that takes place.
We are excited about our strong kindergarten team. We have a great combination of talented teachers with qualities that complement and bring out the best in each other. We enjoy working together, sharing ideas, and helping students become readers and learners for life.
As a team and as individuals, our first priority is your child’s education and well-being. We will work methodically to see that each child receives the greatest benefits of our educational program.
We know from experience that parent involvement is essential to maximize the benefits the child gets from his or her school experience. Regardless of the experience and expertise of the teacher, research shows that the biggest and most important factor in a student’s school success is the involvement of the PARENT in daily school experiences. We urge you to become involved by helping your child with homework, attending school meetings and conferences, talking with your child about his or her school experiences, and participating in your child’s education daily and having a successful year in kindergarten.
We look forward to working together as a team - student, teacher, & parents.
Defining Moments in Education
I grew up with educators. My mom was a reading specialist and my father was a principal. I used to watch my mom teach her students how to read . I knew from a young age I wanted to be a teacher.
Core Educational Belief
We believe that every child has the ability to learn with support from both the teacher and family.
I have taught kindergarten for 28 years.