3rd-6th Grade Spanish Teacher

“I believe every student is a unique being with qualities and attitudes that makes them special and important. As a teacher, I believe it is my duty to offer my students a safe and trustworthy space where each of them can feel free to express themselves, but most importantly, feel loved and respected.”

Hi! My name is Elizabeth Rivera and I am the Spanish teacher for the upper levels 3-6. I am from Colombia where I worked for three years as a Math teacher in a bilingual school. Four years ago, I came to the United States to learn English, but I decided to stay and get my master’s degree in Educational Psychology from UMSL. Before City Academy, I worked for two years as the Spanish teacher at Assumption School from K-8. One of my favorite things to do is cooking Colombian food and spending time with my family.

M.A., in Educational Psychology, UMSL
B.A., Elementary Education & Mathematics, Universidad Del Valle (Colombia)
English as a Second Language Certification, St. Charles Community College