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
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.