• First Grade Meet the Teacher/Curriculum Night is Thursday, July 18th  from 4:45-5:25  

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     Hi! My name is Stephanie Raphael and I am extremely excited to be teaching first grade at Riggs Elementary!  I grew up in Southern California and I moved to Arizona to attend college.  I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Arizona and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Northern Arizona University. After graduating from the University of Arizona, I taught second grade for two years in the Washington Elementary School District. When I decided to teach in Chandler, I also decided to move grade levels as well.  I absolutely love teaching first grade!  This will be my fourteenth year teaching first grade in the Chandler Unified School District.  When I am not teaching, I love to travel, shop, and spend time with my family and friends.  I am so thrilled to have the opportunity to teach another group of first grade students and I look forward to a fantastic year!