Mrs. Joanne Rivard


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Rivard, Joanne


4th Grade

Hello!  Welcome to my webpage.  I am excited to be teaching the second grade class at Urbana Elementary School!

I graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor’s degree in Consumer Management.  After graduating, I worked in Human Resources as an Employment and Benefits Specialist until I decided to stay at home with my children.  After raising my children for several years, I knew that I wanted to become a teacher.  I returned to school and graduated with a Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary Education.  I am delighted to be joining the fantastic staff at UES!

When I am not in the classroom, I most enjoy being with my family.  My husband and I keep busy with our three sons and their activities.  We enjoy swimming, biking, skiing and snowboarding.  Our most favorite thing to do as a family is to spend a day at the beach.

The best way to communicate with me would be to send me an email, or note in your child’s folder, or call the school and leave me a voicemail.  I understand the importance of the connection between home and school for a successful year!  I will make every attempt to respond within a day.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions.