• Dear Students and Families,

    I am delighted to introduce myself as Ms. Rivas, your new kindergarten teacher for our self-contained classroom. I am eagerly looking forward to the wonderful connections and collaborations we will have in our classroom and throughout the school environment. Let me take a moment to share a bit about myself and my educational philosophy, which is deeply rooted in inclusivity and strong family engagement.

    A Little About Me:

    I hail from the beautiful Dominican Republic, and I bring with me a love for the Spanish language and a deep appreciation for family values. Outside the classroom, I find joy in activities such as walking, exercising, exploring new coffee shops, and embarking on exciting adventures.

    My Educational Background:

    • I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education and Spanish from The College of New Jersey in May 2021.
    • I then pursued and completed a Master of Arts in Special Education from The College of New Jersey in May 2022.

    My Teaching Philosophy:

    I believe in creating an inclusive classroom where every student feels valued, respected, and understood. Strong family connections are essential, as they bridge the gap between home and school and enrich the learning experience. By working together, we can ensure that every child has the opportunity to excel and embrace their uniqueness. I am genuinely excited about the opportunities we will have to work together towards these shared goals and objectives. Let’s make this year a fun, supportive, and impactful educational experience for everyone!

    Warmest regards,

    Ms. Rivas

    Email: rivascar@orange.k12.nj.us