Hi!! My name is Olivia Orichiella and I teach English Language Learners (ELL) at Garton Elementary. I was born in Pasadena, California, but spend most of my childhood in Geneva, Illinois. In 2017, I graduated from Drake University and was offered a teaching position at Garton Elementary School.
In my spare time, I coach a girls soccer team and spend lots of time outside with my puppy, Luis.
I am looking forward to another great school year!!!
Hi! My name is Mrs. Snyder. I graduated from Central College in Pella and Drake University here in Des Moines. I teach ELL groups and I also co-teach some reading blocks with some 1st, 2nd, and 4th grade teachers.
I’m happy to have my dream job of being a teacher. I love to watch students’ grow academically and help build their confidence. My favorite memories of elementary school are Culture Day and Dinosaur Day. I loved every subject and every specials. I live with my husband and three kids. We have two dogs, two fish and one snail. My bucket list is full of things I want to experience and places I want to visit.
My students are the SPARK to me because they are curious and creative.
I am very excited to be an interventionist this year!! I was an interventionist at South Union prior to teaching 1st grade here at Garton. I graduated from Upper Iowa University with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education with an endorsement in reading. My Masters in Teaching English Learners Education Degree from American College of Education will be complete in March.
I love spending time with family which includes my husband, Mike and my two sons, Corbin and Ronan. As a family we love playing outside, going to movies and watching the Iowa Hawkeyes.