Degrees and Certifications:

Post Degree Teacher Certification- Pima Community College Bachelor of Fine Arts- University of Arizona

Miss Mabel Rivera

About Me:

Teaching is sincerely my favorite mode of communication. This year I begin my 11th year of teaching, and it is honestly a blessing. I love embarking on adventures with students where learning can be taken to unimaginable heights! Yearly I make sure to continue my personal education, so that I can bring new tools and resources into the classroom. Learning should never end!

Defining Moment in Education:

When I was little my mom couldn't really help me with my homework because she didn't really speak English at the time. I remember always feeling nervous if I didn't understand, so I spent some time in first grade crying. Luckily, I had an amazing teacher named Mrs. Seward, who saw through my nervousness. Her example of perseverance will always stay with me. I will always try to find out the root of the problem with a student in order to help him or her shine!

Core Educational Belief:

I know for a fact that every child can learn. It's my role as an educator to find out how each child learns, his or her strenghths, fears, challenges, and learning goals. Once I know these factors I can help each child go to levels that they hadn't imagined, and to try things that they never thought they could do.

Prior Experience: 

Immaculate Heart Academy, 4th Grade, Four Years

Carmichael Elementary, 2nd Grade, One Year

Mission Manor Elementary, 4th Grade, Three Years

Professional Accomplishments:

Arizona Geographic Alliance Teacher Consultant

Mickelson ExxonMobil Academy Award Recipient

Honeywell Educators at Space Academy Participant

Common Sense Educator

EarthWatch Fellow

Arizona Council for the Social Studies Board Member

Arizona Game & Fish Teacher Fellow



Common Sense