Hello, I’m Maria Rivito and I am thrilled to be part of the Grewenow family this year! 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 have taught for the past 11 years at St. Joseph School in grades 4 and 5. 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.