PATRINA RIHA

5th Grade: Inupiaq and Siberian Yup'ik cultures, all CORE content subjects, art, and music.

Homeroom: 15
Email: riha_danielle@asdk12.org
PATRINA RIHA

I was born in Detroit, MI and raised in San Antonio, TX. I graduated with my BA in Education K-8 from UAA. While teaching for Southwest Region School District in Togiak and New Stuyahok, AK for seven years, I earned my Masters of Education as a Reading Specialist. I have a passion for Alaska Native traditional values and find them extremely similar to the Italian cultural values that I grew up with in my home. Students of all cultural backgrounds will benefit from learning the wisdom of these values being taught at ANCCS. I have been with ANCCS since the opening and have taught 5th, 6th, and 7th grades. I love teaching, learning about culture, and travel. I have high expectations for all students and believe everyone is capable of learning if they try their best! Parents are the most important part of a child’s education/life, so I encourage parents to visit our classroom and talk with their kids about the topics being learned every day. Please contact me with comments or questions at riha_danielle@asdk12.org