Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's- Capital University, Bexley, Ohio Master's- Marygrove College, Detroit, Michigan
Hi and welcome to 5th grade. I am Mrs. Rinkes (pronounced Rink-es) your Language Arts teacher, and this is my 1st year teaching at Black Mountain Elementary School! However, I've loved BMES ever since my children attended school here. Before moving to Arizona 6 years ago, my family lived in Ohio where I started my teaching career after graduating from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. I have experience teaching 7th and 8th grade Language Arts and science, 5th grade math, science/social studies, and technology integration. Most recently, I've spent the last 2 years teaching Language Arts at Sonoran Trails Middle School! I live here in Cave Creek with my husband, our 2 kids, and our Goldendoodle named Joey. My daughter is a junior this year and my son is an 8th grader. Some of my hobbies include cooking, reading, hiking, photography and spending time with my family.
There are many academic learning goals for you in 5th grade Language Arts measured by different assessments, but these are a few personal goals that I have for each of you:
1. Develop or continue to grow a love of reading (no tests or quizzes, just choose an interesting book and read!)
2. Improve organization, independence, and responsibility
3. Develop creativity, critical thinking, and communication skills
4. Create, develop, and strengthen friendships, yet respect differences among your peers
5. Have fun while learning!
I know this is going to be a great year and I am so excited to get to know all of you!