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Second Grade

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Mrs. Bennett

Hello! I’m Darla Bennett, and I am incredibly excited to be teaching second grade at Gibson this coming school year!  I have over 20 years of teaching experience which includes teaching both special education and general education students in elementary, middle school, and high school.  I’m happy to be returning to an elementary classroom and look forward to investing in the lives of second grade students who are part of the community in which I live. My husband and I have two sons.  My youngest son attended Gibson and will be a seventh grader this coming year.  My oldest son will be entering his junior year of high school.  We have a new kitten named Wendy and a dog we’ve had for many years named Jack.  Our house is never boring with these pets running around.  When I’m not teaching, I enjoy traveling, playing the piano, decorating my house, trying new recipes, and gardening.  I look forward to a great year filled with learning adventures with my second grade Gibson Goldminers!

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Mrs. Novak

Hi Goldminers! I am excited to be on the second grade team again this year. I have taught first, second, and fifth grade. I also was a literacy coach, where I shared my passion for reading and writing with other teachers. I have been teaching for 20 years and this is my eighth year at Gibson. I love being a part of the magic in second grade, where students move from learning to read... to reading to learn. I take pride in creating science lessons, where students can explore their world through hands-on activities. My husband and I have one daughter, Hannah, who recently graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in communications. We like to watch movies, spend time outside and go to Disneyland. I love animals and once had two pot belly pigs, named Timon and Pumbaa of course! Currently, I have one very spoiled chihuahua, named Mama. She is mischievous and often the topic of my writing lessons. I can’t imagine doing anything other than teaching. I am looking forward to another year at Gibson, seeing little leaders do big things!

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Mrs. Jorjorian

Hello! I’m Jackie Jorjorian and I am so happy to be teaching 2nd grade this coming school year. My family moved to Las Vegas when I was just five years old, and I spent many hours of my childhood playing school with my little brother and my stuffed animals...I have always known that I wanted to be a teacher. I love, love, love teaching math and reading and sharing great books with kids. Kate DiCamillo is one of my very favorite authors because she writes beautiful stories about interesting characters that make readers feel all kinds of emotions. My husband and I have two amazing kids - Lucy is 18 and Ethan is 16. We enjoy playing board games together and hiking in Red Rock. We also have a chihuahua mix named Omar. His favorite things are walks and belly rubs. I can’t wait to meet my 2nd graders and watch them grow and learn this year!

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Ms. Riedy

Hello! I am  so excited to be teaching second grade at Gibson this year. I was born and raised in Henderson, and attended Gibson myself as a child. I always knew Gibson was a home that I wanted to come back to. I graduated from UNLV with a degree in Elementary Education. My classroom has always been a place of collaboration, joy, and creativity all mixed into our learning. I have one dog, a black lab/beagle mix, who loves food and taking naps. In my free time I enjoy going to Disneyland, reading, and being with my family. I am so excited to meet the coming second graders and watch them do big things!

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