Hi! My name is Maribel Suarez. I'm very excited to be teaching 3rd grade Reading! Children's literature is one of my passions and I hope to instill that same love of reading in my students this year. A little about myself - after graduating from the University of Texas at Tyler I taught 1st grade at Westwood Primary for 4 years and 2nd grade at Southside Elementary, in Palestine, for 2 years. Prior to that, I was an instructional assistant for 3 years and have been in the education arena as a parent and volunteer since my children were young. I have 2 wonderful boys that are very much involved in school and church. Education and community has always been a priority in our family and I strive to instill those same values in my students. I look forward to making this year an exciting year filled with abundant opportunities for learning inside and outside of the classroom. Thank you so much for sharing your children with me!