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Welcome to Riggs! A little bit about who I am. I am married, a native of Arizona, I have 5 grown children (blended family) and they all live somewhere in the valley. I enjoy fitness activities, hiking, crafting, gardening and volunteering at least once a month with various non-profit groups.
My Education and Professional Background
I have a Elementary Education degree as well as Special Education degree from Arizona State University, Go devils! I have my Masters of Educatio nin Curriculum and Instruction with honors from Northern Arizona. I have certificates and endorsements in Early Childhood Education, SEI, MR, EH, LD and Adult learning and coaching/mentoring adults. I am an Adjunct teacher for Maricopa Community college and have taught with them since 1999, where I teach courses in the area of Child Development, Family Child Care and Human Development. I am a strong proponent of continuing education throughout a lifetime.I am a member of the 2004 Children's Defense fund and was lucky to participate in Washington DC for a few years with talking to Senators and Legislation on issues that are important for Children.
My Educational Philosophy
I believe all children should have opportunities to learn in the most efficient and safe environment for them. I strive to reach children where they are at and bring them up from this point to have a love for learning and be able to learn. My heart is for all children and adults in providing and giving them the best opportunity for learning and success.
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