• About Mrs. Garibay...

    Position: 5th Grade

    Room: B10

    Phone: (480) 424-8540

    Email: Mrs. Garibay

    Mrs. Garibay

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    Hello! My name is Mrs. Garibay and I am excited to be your child's fifth grade teacher here at Rice Elementary. I enjoy spending time with my family and we love to explore new places. I am here to teach and support your child as well as develop a partnership with you to meet your values and expectations. Together we can accomplish great things!

    My Education and Professional Background

    I have a Bachelor's in Elementary Education with a concentration in Science from Northern Arizona University. My professional background includes working in healthcare and customer service. I have always valued education and, after having my own family, decided that I would take my passion of learning and teaching others.

    My Educational Philosophy

    As a mother and educator, I understand what it means to want the best for our children. I recognize that we are individuals and learn in many ways. I want every student to know they are valued and feel welcomed when they are in my classroom. Expectations are clear and I like my students to come to class focused and engaged. I encourage students to set goals and work hard toward achieving their goals. When they walk into my classroom, they are ready to learn. I will guide and motivate students through their academic journey to become adept problem solvers and flexible thinkers by providing cooperative learning opportunities and empowering them to develop self-confidence while fostering independent thinking skills.