Degrees and Certifications:
Masters in Elementary Education: Northern Arizona University Bachelor of Arts Degree: University of Arizona- Interdisciplinary Studies Major: Political Science, History, Spanish Minor: Spanish Certificates: K-12 Reading Specialist K-2 Early Childhood Endorsement PreK-12 ESL/Spanish/Bilingual Endorsement Adult Education Certificate Professional Accomplishments: Pima Community College Adjunct Faculty Teacher, Mentor, and Supervisor-Online Teaching & Teacher Certification Site Co-Coordinator 21st CCLC-ACHIEVE Program AVID Trained Educator Sally Mae Award Nominee-First Year Teacher of the Year
Welcome To Rio Vista !
My name is Bianca Rivas, and I am so proud to have been teaching for the Amphitheater School District for over 26 years! I have been at Rio Vista since 2004. Working with students has always been my passion. I especially love watching my elementary students learn, develop, understand, and grow into life-long learners. Teaching has truly been and continues to be a fulfilling career for me. Every year seems to get even better! I have taught students of every grade level from Kinder all the way to College !I love working with students of all ages as each grade level has special qualities and uniqueness. I am excited and fortunate to be working with Kinder and First Grade English Language Learners this 2021-22 school year.
Defining Moment in Education
I knew that I wanted to be a teacher ever since I was in elementary school.
Being an Educator is in my blood! My parents were both educators who loved what they did and always felt fulfilled by the lives that they touched and the people they met each and every day! I chose to follow in their footsteps. My elementary school teachers were super role models as well.
Core Educational Belief
All students have the potential to be successful. I try my best to empower my students daily by filling their time with meaningful experiences and learning that will foster success in their every endeavor. By providing a safe and caring environment where the students' will be confident, happy, lifelong learners.
"Teachers who love teaching teach children who love learning." -Unknown