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, M. Ed.

3rd Grade Teacher


I have been a Rio Vista Bulldog for six years. I grew up in Tucson and in the Amphi School District. I have taught grades 1-5 over the past 20 years and look forward to this year's new adventures. I am one of eleven children. My mother was a teacher and five 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-8
  • Sunnyside Unified S.D., Tucson, AZ
    • Craycroft Elementary – 4th
    • Los Ranchitos Elementary – 1st
    • Santa Clara Elementary – 3rd and 5th