BIO
Mrs. Rightmire has been teaching in Franklin Lakes since January of 1997. Currently she is teaching 5th grade at Colonial Road School. She is a former Franklin Lakes elementary and middle school student who graduated from Indian Hills High School. Mrs. Rightmire earned a BA in Anthropology from Franklin & Marshall College and teaching certificates for both Elementary Education and Social Studies, K-12. She holds her MS degree in Educational Technology, plus an additional 30 credits.
 
Highlights from Mrs. Rightmire's past include working at Colonial Williamsburg, and participating in an archaeological dig on the island of St. Eustatius. She enjoys American history, arts and crafts, and skiing! Mrs. Rightmire is married and has two children.

Teaching Philosophy
5th Grade Philosophy:
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s 5th grade teachers, we believe that every child can succeed when provided a safe and positive learning environment. We recognize that each child learns differently, and we strive to reach each learner in an effective and efficient manner. Our mission is to prepare students to be lifelong learners and foster the ability to become responsible citizens. Through active learning and a variety of cooperative learning experiences, students will be able to further develop their skills in preparation for middle school and beyond.