Hello, I’m Maria Rivito and I am thrilled to be part of the Grewenow family! I have been hired on to teach 5th grade. My teaching career began in Illinois after receiving my Bachelor of Arts degree from Northeastern Illinois University in 2006. I first started my teaching career at St. Joseph School in Round Lake, IL 11 years ago. While there I taught both 5th grade and 4th grade. During this time I attended many professional development workshops as well as going back to school for my Master’s. In 2012, I received my Master’s degree from Benedictine University in Reading and Literacy along with obtaining my Reading Specialist certificate. This will be my 12th year teaching in total, but first year teaching in Wisconsin.
I am most looking forward to meeting my new students this school year and continuing to guide them on their educational journey. It’s important to me to create a safe learning environment for all students and to help them realize that they can do anything that they put their minds to!
Below is a link to our class website where you can find additional information about what is happening in our classroom and here at school.