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.”

Elizabeth Rivera is the Spanish teacher for the upper levels (3rd-6th grade). She is from Colombia where she worked as a math teacher. She came to the United States in 2014 to learn English and get her master’s degree in Educational Psychology. Profe. Eli, has been part of City Academy since 2018.

When she is not working, Profe. Eli loves traveling, cooking Colombian food and spending time with her 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