Dear First Grade Families,
My name is Mrs. Taebel and I am so excited to be a part of the first-grade team at Val Vista Academy this year. More importantly, I am THRILLED to be your teacher this year! It’s going to be a fun year of learning and new adventures. I can’t wait to see what the year has in store for us. I want to know ALL about you, but first I am going to tell you a few things about me.
I started teaching in 2007. I have taught grades 1st-3rd in Coolidge, Tucson, Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe and now Gilbert. Last year I taught second grade. I am excited to be back in first grade this year. First grade is one of my favorite grades!
I was born and raised in Illinois. I'm married to my high school sweetheart. We have two beautiful daughers. My oldest is now a freshman in college and my youngest is going into 8th grade. They are both so much fun and keep me on my toes. We also have a dog named Oskar.
I am so excited to be your new teacher and look forward to a fun and exciting year with each of you! Lets make it a great year!