Mrs. Rivas



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 K-12 ESL Endorsement K-12 Spanish Endorsement Professional Accomplishments Sally Mae First Year Teacher of the Year Award Amphi Career Ladder

Mrs. Rivas

Welcome to Mrs. Rivas ELD class!

This year I am teaching a 1st and 2nd grade combination ELD class.

 I have been teaching for the Amphitheater school district for 24 years.  I started as a 3rd grade teacher at Prince Elementary.

I have  also taught 6th-8th grade ESL at La Cima Middle School.  I have spent the last 15 years at Rio Vista  teaching  K-5  ESL.


Defining Moment in Education

Both of my parents were Administrators in the Education field.  My mother was a College Dean and my Father was an Assistant Principal/Dean. My sister is a college counselor. 

Education is in my family! My parents have always been great advocates for teaching others.


Core Educational Belief

All students are capable of learning when provided with a safe and caring educational environment.