On behalf of NP3 Elementary School, Ms. Dart, and Ms. Greenstein and I, welcome to the 2019-2020 academic school year at NP3 Elementary School! For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Patricia Riehl, and I will serve as your child’s third grade teacher for the year. As a staff member at NP3, I am incredibly excited to hit the ground running! I am honored and privileged to work with your son or daughter, and I anticipate this to be a busy yet fulfilling school year.
I strongly believe in creating solid relationships and establishing open communication, so I’d like you to know as much about me as possible. I am originally from Massachusetts and graduated from the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. I received my credential from Chapman University, earned a Master’s degree in Bilingual/Multicultural education from CSU Sacramento in 2009, have served as an academic instructor for a teacher credentialing program, and received my Preliminary Administrative Services credential in 2015. I moved to California in 2004 from Boston, and this will be my sixteenth year working in education and my twelfth year as a teacher! I am so thrilled to be part of the founding team that continues to develop an authentic learning experience for your student. NP3 is a school that strives to help students set goals and succeed, and high expectations, positive relationships, meaningful curriculum, and a raised responsibility system are at the forefront of this effort. In addition to a rigorous academic program, I am eager to continue integrating the Leader in Me curriculum and social emotional learning into the school day through literature, Morning Meeting, and other events throughout the year. Not only do I aspire to see scholars emerge from this class, but I also hope to promote students who are helpful toward their peers, honest, and have respect, integrity, and a great heart. Additionally, it is my first priority to keep students safe and actively prepare them to become productive citizens and leaders in their communities!
On a personal note, I love spending time with my husband, John; son, JT; daughter, Claire, and Labrador/Shepherd, Nuschler! If I’m not with them, I like to work out and coach at Kaia FIT, read, practice yoga, and run. I am also training for another Ragnar Relay this year! Most importantly, I love spending time with the people that matter most to me and traveling whenever I can to visit family on the East Coast. I can’t wait to continue our amazing work with the rest of the NP3 family!