Kaitlyn Gifford

Mrs. Kaitlyn Gifford

Kaitlyn Gifford

 Math, Science, and Social Studies Teacher, 5th Grade
Room: 216
Contact: kaitlyn.gifford@gilbertschools.net

480-984-3216 ext. 216



This year in fifth grade, students will have the chance to learn so many new and interesting things.  I am excited to be focusing on math and science, and social studies this year.  In math, we study a lot of fractions, decimals, and geometry.  In science, we get to learn all about space, simple machines, and engineering. Finally, in social studies we will travel from early colonization to the Reconstruction Period.  

About Me

My name is Kaitlyn Gifford and this is my 8th year teaching.  I taught for 3 years in Scottsdale Unified School District and this is my 5th year at Canyon Rim Elementary.  All 8 years I have been teaching 5th grade. In 2017, I was honored with earning an award acknowledging me as Elementary Science Teacher of the Year. I have a true passion when it comes to teaching science and learning about science and STEM. 

I am born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona.  I went down to Tucson for college and graduated from the University of Arizona in 2011.  I met my husband at the U of A, and we both continue to be major Wildcat Fans! Bear Down! Go Wildcats!


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