My name is Marie Greiling (pronounced like GREE-ling) and I am a 2nd grade teacher here at Val Vista Academy. You may also know me as Ms. Cote, but I recently got married and have gone through the name change process. I graduated from Northern Arizona University; Go LUMBERJACKS! Originally from South Georgia, I moved to Arizona in 2006. This is my 13th year teaching in Arizona, and I have taught Pre-K, 1st, 2nd, and ELD classes.
Teaching is definitely a passion for me! I love building relationships with my students and helping them learn and discover. Classroom management is one of my strengths and I enjoy mentoring others in this area. I was honored to be nominated as one of the top elementary teachers in Gilbert for the "Best of Gilbert 2019" by the East Valley Tribune.
When I'm not teaching, I am home or out and about with my husband and my two children, Phoebe and Ryder. They are 11 and 8, respectively. We have 2 dogs, 1 hamster, and 1 fish at home. I'm also a part time photographer, concert-goer, AirBnb lover, and a huge fan of adventure!