• Mrs. Hall
    About The Teacher
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    Hello first grade families!

    My name is Carissa Hall.  I graduated from Arizona State University in 2000 with a degree in Sociology/Family Studies. After college, I worked as an Assistant Family Teacher at Girls and Boys Town in Omaha, Nebraska.  While working there, I realized teaching was my passion.  I went back to school to receive a BA in Elementary Education and became a certified teacher in 2004.

    I moved back to Arizona and taught in the Paradise Valley School District for two years.  After that, my husband and I decided to embark on an adventure to teach overseas.  Shanghai, China was our home for 4 years.  As a teacher at Rainbow Bridge International School, I had students in my classroom from all over the world.  It was a fantastic learning experience, which helped me grow as a teacher to better foster the unique strengths and needs of all my students, regardless of language and background.  In 2009 we  moved back to the Phoenix area to start a family, and our son was born in 2010.  

    My teaching background includes working with children in kindergarten through 6th grade. Over the last few years, I have received training to gain skills to help my students improve their reading and comprehension.  This is my 4th year at Colina!  I love teaching first grade and enjoy watching students gain confidence in reading and math skills throughout the year.  

    Please don't hesitate to email me if you have any questions.  I look forward to meeting and supporting my new students! 

    Mrs. Hall