Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's- Capital University, Bexley, Ohio Master's- Marygrove College, Detroit, Michigan
Welcome to 7th grade! I am Mrs. Rinkes your Language Arts teacher. I am returning for my 3rd year at Sonoran Trails after spending a year teaching 5th grade at Black Mountain Elementary School. I started my teaching career in Ohio after graduating from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. I taught many years in Ohio before I grew extremely tired of the cold, grey weather, and my husband's job allowed us the opportunity to move! We relocated to Cave Creek in 2012 and haven't looked back. We have a daughter who is a senior, a son who is a freshman, and a Goldendoodle named Joey. Some of my interests include cooking, reading, hiking, photography and spending time with my family. I'm not a huge sports fan, but I do love cheering on The Ohio State Buckeyes in football and basketball!
There are many academic learning goals for you in 7th 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 you!