Mrs. Riek's 2009-2010 Class

Sandy Lane Elementary School


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I am excited to be your childís teacher this year. I am the ESE (Exceptional Student Education) Resource teacher at Sandy Lane Elementary. I teach kindergarten through fifth grade resource students. I will be teaching reading, writing, and math skills to your child this year. Please contact me at school (469-5974) or by email at with any questions you may have. I am here to help your child have a wonderful and successful learning experience this year.

Pinellas County Schools Mission Statement: The mission of Pinellas County Schools is to educate students by creating systems that align all resources to assure that each student achieves at her or his highest level.
Sandy Lane Elementary Schoolís Mission Statement:
"Learning can be as easy as ABC:
A for Attitude, B for Behavior, and C for Community."

Mrs. Riekís Mission Statement 2009-2010:
The mission of Mrs. Riekís teams is to learn more reading, writing, and math skills this year. We will do this by reading stories, writing details, and participating in math activities. We promise to work as a team by being honest, acting responsibly, showing respect and being self-motivated.

About Mrs. Riek: I am a graduate of
the University of South Florida with a Masterís of Arts Degree in Exceptional Education and am also certified in Elementary Education. I have also earned a Bachelorís Degree in Business Administration from The University of South Florida, Tampa, FL. In addition I have endorsements in ESOL and Pre-K Disabilities. I have taught ESE Pre-K, 2nd and 3rd grade Independent Varying Exceptionalities classes. I look forward to working with students to provide a variety of teaching strategies (visual, tactile, kinesthetic, and auditory) to enhance student achievement to meet individual needs

I moved to Florida from Huntsville, Alabama 23 years ago and consider myself a Floridian. I love the beaches, reading books, training in martial arts, cub scouting with my family and being outdoors. I have a wonderful husband and very active fraternal twin boys who are 10 years old. They will be in 5th grade this school year.  We love to see movies, run around outside and play at the beach. I am also a HUGE Tampa Bay Buccaneer Fan!!  Go Bucs!!!!

I absolutely love teaching and learning from my awesome students each and every day. We have a great time in my class and I am excited to spend this new school year with you.