Welcome to Ms. Rifai's Second Grade Class!
I graduated from Deer Park High School in 1997. After graduating from high school, I went to the University of Houston. At the University of Houston, I earned a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Education) and a minor in Reading. I began my teaching career as a fourth grade teacher in Pasadena ISD. When my son was born in 2005, I decided to take a step back from being a teacher in order to focus on learning how to be a new mom. My husband of 15 years and I now have 4 children. Their names are Zain, Yazen or Yaz, Mona, and Hanna. Zain started Kindergarten here at Fairmont Elementary and now attends Deer Park High School. Yaz, Mona, and Hanna are still here at Fairmont Elementary. I LOVE teaching, and I missed being in the classroom. When Mona and Hanna started Kindergarten two years ago, I began teaching again as a substitute teacher at FE. Now, here I am looking forward to a wonderful year together! I cannot wait to see the amazing things you are going to accomplish this year! The sky is the limit!