About Teacher

Phone: ext. 2988


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!  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), 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!

Contact Me: Rita Antoni

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My Educational Philosophy

  • My philosophy is to equip this generation of learners with the skills and knowledge to progress educationally and to productively participate in our society.

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