Degrees and Certifications:

Elementary Education K-6 English 7-12 ESL K-12

Mrs. Jamie Rizzardi

We are...Penn State!  That's me!  I graduated from Penn State in 2000 with a bachelor's degree in elementary education (K-6).  A few years later, I earned a certificate to teach English as a second language from Penn State (ESL K-12).  The next step for me was attaining a certificate in English for grades 7-12. In between earning degrees and certifications, I started my own family, too. 

My husband, Jeff, and I live in Minersville with our three sons--Joshua, Logan, and Jayce.  You will see us around town at extracurricular events!  Our life involves a lot of traveling to sporting events such as football, soccer, basketball, baseball, and track.  We even fit some band and choir concerts into our schedules! In my free time, I love to READ and listen to music.  But, my favorite thing to do every day is TEACH! This is the beginning of my 10th year teaching at Minersville.

I am so in love with teaching!  Each year I can't wait to greet and learn about my students.  As the year begins, I envision what we will discover together.  It is a responsibility that weighs heavily on my mind.  We will struggle and succeed together as we read, analyze, brainstorm, organize, draft, revise, edit, and publish each piece of writing.  Shifting from reading to grammar to spelling to writing, we will tackle a rigorous curriculum and will TRIUMPH over it! Naturally, our writing and reading skills will increase by leaps and bounds!  I hope to hear collaboration, giggles, and songs filling our room--even in frustrating times!  I am blessed to do what I love every day.  Let's have a SUPER SPARKLY year in the 7th and 8th grades!