About Mrs. Lucia Oliver...
Position: First Grade Teacher
Welcome to First Grade! My name is Lucia Oliver, and I am proud to be part of the Rice community. I am thrilled to be your child's teacher, and I look forward to getting to know all of you and your precious children. It will be a great year full of tremendous growth and learning. Thank you for entrusting me with your child!
My Education and Professional Background
I am a graduate of Grand Canyon University, with a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education. I have worked as a Kindergarten teacher at San Marcos Elementary and Patterson Elementary in the Chandler Unified District, and at Gateway Pointe in the Higley Unified School District. Prior to receiving my teaching certification, I was a Kindergarten Aide and a paraprofessional in the Higley Unified School District for almost 10 years.
My Educational Philosophy
I believe that there are four essential elements that are conducive to learning. (1) The teacher's role is to act as a guide. (2) Students must have access to hands-on activities. (3) Students should be able to have choices and let their curiosity direct their learning. (4) Students need the opportunity to practice skills in a safe environment.