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. This is my 4th year teaching at Sonoran Trails Middle School, however, my teaching career began in 1997 after graduating from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. I taught many years in Ohio before I grew extremely tired of the cold, grey weather! Fortunately, my husband's job allowed us the opportunity to move here to Ariziona! We relocated to Cave Creek in 2012 and haven't looked back. We have a daughter who is a freshman at NAU, a son who is a sophomore at CSHS, and a Goldendoodle named Joey. Some of my interests include paddleboarding, 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!