About the Teacher

NAME: Ms. Molina

SCHOOL: Richland Elementary School

CLASS: Room 114/ Section 1-04

SCHOOL PHONE: (901) 416-2148

Welcome to FIRST GRADE! 
My name is Ms. Molina. I will be your child’s teacher this year. I am so 
excited that your child is in my class! This is my 15th year of teaching. I 
originally from Memphis, but I moved to Arkansas in 1997. I graduated in 2003 
from Arkansas State University with a BS in Early Childhood Education and 
again in 2011, with a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I began 
my teaching career in Jacksonville, Arkansas in 2003. I have taught first, 
second, and third grade and worked as a Learning Coach and District 
I also worked for Head Start. I love teaching, mentoring, and delivering 
Professional Development for the district. I have two beautiful daughters and 
one incredibly funny Chihuahua. When I’m not taking care of them, I enjoy 
reading, listening to music, and traveling.

Some things/places I LOVE:

going to the movies
local restaurants
specialty/rare seasonings
sandwich shops like McAlister's and Panera Bread
Ruth's Chris
Butcher Shop
the beach
cooking with my daughters
Brookside chocolate covered goodies
Edible Arrangements
shopping for others

My professional goal: become an Instructional Coach
My personal goal: exercise 3 days a week
My dream: open a cooking school for children 
My favorite thing about teaching 1st grade: listening to my students read and 
reading their writing