Hello! I am Mrs. Brittany Rievley! This is my fourteenth year teaching-my fifth8 at DCS! I teach Literacy and Social Studies. This is going to be an exciting year! I have so many great things planned! The fun never ends, since there is A TON of fun to be had in 4th Grade!
My husband's name is Steve. He is a detective, awesome with computers and cars, and is really funny. He will probably pop in through the year. He and I love to read! He is into reading about cars, trains, and history.
We have a son, Bennett. He is 8 years old and so awesome! He is really into video games, baseball, and music. He loves funny books like Captain Underpants. He is in third grade this year and I love having him at school with me!
We also have a daughter! Ann Marie is three. She is so funny and sweet! She sings and talks constantly! She likes to dance and loves clothes and shoes! She is also here at school with me in the daycare.
My family lives in Chattanooga, pretty close, so maybe you will meet them this year. I have an older sister and a younger sister. I also have two nieces who are 18 and 10.
My educational background is very simple. I went to McBrien Elementary in East Ridge, TN from Kindergarten through 5th grade. I still remember all of my teachers names! I went to middle and high school at Chattanooga Christian. After high school I went straight to college at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and got my teaching degree in 2005 in Child and Family Studies: Pre K-4. Two years later, I went for my Masters and received that in Curriculum and Instruction. One thing that is interesting-beginning at five years old, when asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I always said "teacher." Unlike most children, that never wavered. Teaching is all I have ever wanted to do. It is what I am supposed to be doing-and what I love doing. Being a teacher is just a part of who I am.
I love teaching because I love being creative and really getting the kids excited about learning. Creating that excitement truly is the heart of my job, I feel. In my class, you will hear singing, chants, partners working together, as well as a bit of quiet time. You will see students engaged in the lessons, participating in all types of activities, and having fun. My expectations are high of the students. I expect them to be responsible for themselves and their choices, to work hard and to participate.