Welcome to 4th Grade!


               Hi, I'm Mrs. Marianella!!! Welcome to an amazing new year at Riggs Elementary! This year will be full of knowledgeable lessons, incredible experiments and projects, and of course, all around priceless learning! Our goal this year is to have fun and show our classroom successes throughout our year! 
              I was born and raised in Tempe, Arizona. I have taught for eighteen years with the majority of that time teaching both third and fourth grades with CUSD. In 2010, I received my Masters from Northern Arizona University in Curriculum and Instruction. Also in 2007, I was named Advisor of the Year for The Arizona Association of Junior High Student Council and I hope to continue to make a difference while working with students and their school government.

    When I am not in the classroom, I love to spend time with my husband, sassy and sweet daughter, family and friends. I also love to read, travel, go the movies, and visiting the BEST theme park in the world….DISNEYLAND! 



    I am an avid believer in communication and I communicate quite frequently with parents, especially using email to relay daily and weekly reminders on assignments and tests. If at any time, you have questions or concerns please feel free to contact me. I can be reached anytime at marianella.sara@cusd80.com  or 480-224-3472.


              I am looking forward to an excellent year and I am excited to be your student’s teacher! I’m also looking forward to meeting everyone, and working together to make this year incredible!



    Can't wait to get started on a remarkable year!!!!