Michelle Rigsbee

Michelle Rigsbee

Montessori 1st-3rd Grade Teacher

My Bio

Hello! My name is Michelle Rigsbee and I am over the moon excited to be joining the San Tan Charter Montessori team this year. I have 3 children ages 21, 16, and 13. I homeschooled them as we traveled the country from North Carolina all over. My children were able to live a true westward expansion experience as we traveled the country exploring several states.  We are happy to have found home here in Arizona.

My oldest child has Apraxia of Speech. We spent year studying with speech pathologists to support him in being able to talk. I read to him daily to help develop his vocabulary. I will never forget the day he read the first page of the book Harry Potter aloud to me. I always knew I wanted to be a teacher from the day I became a mom but that moment was a defining moment in m life. I developed a massive passion for reading and wanting to help other children who may struggle to be able to pick up a book a read. The freedom and joy that comes from being able to read independently is beautiful.

When I am not teaching, I enjoy reading, hiking, spending time with my family and dogs and driving my jeep to places of the beaten path. I am so thankful to be here and look forward to supporting children as they explore the world around them to learn skills that open the world.

Birthday: June 22nd

A Few of My Favorite Things...

Color(s): Blue

Flower(s): Lavender

Healthy Snack(s): yogurt

“Junk Food” Treat(s): chocolate

Drink(s): Tea

Scent(s)/Essential Oil(s): Orange

Game(s): Pac-Man

Sit-Down Restaurant(s): Orient Sushi Grill

Fast Food Restaurant(s): Chipotle

Place(s) to Receive a Gift Card: Amazon, Target

Most used school/office supply: Pilot Frixion Erasable Pens

What I would really like is: Plants

Heroes: My dad

Hobbies: Reading, Hiking, Jeeping, Spending time with my family and dogs