Hi, my name is Antonia Rivas and I am delighted to be a Mirada Monarch! This will be my 10th year teaching (6th year at Mirada) and I couldn’t see myself doing anything different. I was raised and still live in the Ahwatukee area. Additionally, I am proud to teach in the Kyrene School District! I completed my student teaching at Manitas before spending my first four years teaching in Title-1 schools in Tempe, and have fond memories of my elementary days at Lagos & Akimel A-al.
On another note, I am a proud ASU Sun Devil! I'm quite happy to have earned both my Bachelors and Masters degrees from Arizona State! While not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, traveling, bargain shopping, and of course, spoiling my chihuahuas: Chico (12), Mia (10), and Chuey (6)!
As an educator, I enjoy helping students develop a greater love of learning - while making fun memories along the way! Your child has entered a positive and caring atmosphere, where ideas can be shared and instruction thrives on student-teacher interaction. We will be extremely busy this year: learning, experimenting, laughing and growing. I promise that I will do my best to make every minute of your child’s education count. Let's have a wonderful school year!