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A little about me

Mr. Rivera

I started my undergraduate education at Sonoma State University and completed my bachelor's degree at California State University at Hayward.  I received my bachelors in British and American Literature with a minor in music.  For my teaching credential, I went to National University where I received my multiple subject teaching credential with a single subject emphasis in both English and music. In addition to studying standard teaching methods, I took some master's courses in teaching children's literature.  

    I am very pleased to be teaching my eighteenth class here at Mission Valley Elementary School.  I have worked with Fremont Unified School District since 1998, my first three years as a substitute teacher for grades kindergarten through grade twelve at schools throughout the district.  I have been at Mission Valley Elementary since August of 2002.  For eight years, I taught a straight sixth grade classroom.  For four years, I had the pleasure of teaching a 5-6 combination class. 

    I like having an open door policy with families and I am easily reached by e-mail ( or by dropping in to have a conversation; as long as I am not on my way to a meeting, I'm available after school to talk.