About Christofolo...
Position: Special Education
Room: C1
Phone: (480) 424-8551
Email: Christofolo

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Welcome to success! My name is Erika Christofolo and I will be your child’s Special Education Resource teacher. In our class it is our goal for everyone to be successful. Your child will receive specialized instruction to help meet his or her IEP goals. Through collaborating with their general education classroom teacher, small group instruction and pull out instruction in the resource room your child will be provided with the best services to meet his or her needs.

My Education and Professional Background

I am an east coast native. I graduated from Keene State College in New Hampshire with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary and Special Education in 1997. I moved out to Arizona shortly after graduation where I taught in the J.O. Combs District in Queen Creek for 6 years. I taught Special Education Resource/Self-Contained for preschool-8th grade for 3 years and 3 years in the general education 4th grade classroom. After the birth of our daughter in 2003, I decided to stay home and did so through the birth of our son and until he began kindergarten. At this time, I eased back into the classroom with substituting for CUSD for grades k-6th. It was through this time and a few long-term substitute positions that I realized I was ready to return to the classroom and did so in 2016 at Weinberg Elementary. I am excited to make the move over the Rice Elementary this school year and to work with your Rice Rhino and his or her individualized learning goals!

My Educational Philosophy

I am a firm believer that all children can learn and be successful, it is a matter of looking at each student as an individual learner and tapping into what he or she needs to become successful. Through differentiated instruction and a variety of tools we will help each student feel successful and have a positive learning experience!

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