Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education Minor in Family and Human Development SEI Endorsed
Miss Rita Antoni
Welcome to 4th/5th grade science, social studies, and ELA with Miss Antoni! This is my seventh year working at Desert Sun Academy! I am excited to have the opportunity to be your fourth and fifth grade teacher this year. I am looking forward to getting to know each and every one of you!
I was born and raised in Park Ridge, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago..The Windy City! My family consists of my dad James Sr., my mom Rita, my oldest brother James Jr., and my middle brother Ryan. I graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and a Minor in Family and Human Development. Go Sun Devils!! Before working at DSA, I student taught in a fourth grade classroom in Phoenix. I also have tutored English Language Learners from all around the world when working with the America Reads program. Currently, I am pursuing my National Board Certification for Teaching certificate, which has allowed me to continue to grow and learn within my teaching career!
In my free time I enjoy attending or watching hockey (Blackhawks), football (DA BEARS!), and baseball (Cubs) (in that order), traveling, reading, working out, swimming, hiking, baking, and spending time with family and friends. Since I am not a native Arizonian, I am always looking to discover new places and things to do, so feel free to share your favorites with me!
I am looking forward to meeting and working with my new fourth and fifth graders. We will all experience and enjoy a variety of exciting things this school year!