Marlene Rivera (She/Her)


My personal philosophy is rooted in helping children develop their confidence, build a positive self-image and sense of self-efficacy, while understanding their impact on the world around them. I am very fun-loving and that allows me to teach in the same way. I am passionate about supporting children’s emotional and social needs, which helps them develop appropriate skills for their entire lifetimes.

I love children’s senses of adventure and that they can find joy in the smallest things. They remind me to be adventurous and to focus on positivity.

I think they will remember that I helped them realize how happy they can make themselves and others. 

“Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat them well enough so they don’t want to.” – Richard Branson

I love poetry books and have a fair amount of them. My favourite storybook is Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie. Who wouldn’t love to stay a kid forever?!