First Grade Meet the Teacher is Tuesday, July 20th from 4:30-5:10
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 seventeenth year teaching first grade in the Chandler Unified School District. When I am not teaching, I love to travel 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!
Mrs. Folmsbee: I am one of the few people who can call Arizona my true home. I was born and raised in Arizona, spending my childhood in Ahwatukee. I received my Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of Arizona, and I have Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Grand Canyon University. My teaching experience ranges from first grade all the way to fourth grade. This will be my twelfth-year teaching, and my eighth-year teaching first grade. I am so excited to be starting another wonderful year of first grade at Riggs! When I am not teaching, I love to spend time with my family – my husband Kyle and my daughters Brynn and Charlee. We love to hike around AZ and travel to visit family in Seattle and New York.