Mrs. Joyce Chiavacci, 1st grade
We are pleased to welcome Joyce Chiavacci, our new first grade teacher, to Gilbert Arts Academy. She comes to us with 17 years of education experience. Ten of those years were directly serving in an elementary classroom and seven were teaching teachers how to integrate technology into their curriculum to create an interactive, hands-on classroom experience. Joyce received her education degree from the University of Maine. She has been married to her husband Jim for 15 years. Between them they have 4 children, and 5 grandchildren. She and Jim moved to Arizona from Maine three years ago. In their spare time they love to play golf and spend time with family. Joyce is looking forward to meeting her new first grade friends and sharing an exciting year together.