Degrees and Certifications:
My name is Richard Giardina. I have happily lived in Baldwin County for over 30 years. My wife and I have been married 17 of those wonderful years. Together, we have three beautiful girls ages 6, 8, and 12. All three of our girls are currently enrolled here at Loxley Elementary School and proud to be Bear Cubs.
After graduating from the University of South Alabama, I began my career teaching in Mobile, Alabama. I taught fifth grade in Toulminville for five years. Beginning in 2003, I obtained a fifth grade teaching position with Loxley Elementary School. I have been happily teaching and mentoring ever since.
I am an eMINTS teacher at Loxley Elementary School. This unique status requires dedication to additional training and lesson preparation. As an eMINTS teacher, I facilitate the students as they use high levels of technology to complete classroom tasks in an innovative way. Authentic tasks in the form of project based and inquiry based learning is the primary format of my lessons. Together, the students work cooperatively and build a strong community of learners.
2007-2008 M.S. Instructional Design, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama
1997-1998 B.S. Education, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama
1993-1995 A.S. Liberal Arts, Faulkner State Community College, BayMinette, Alabama
2014-present 4th Grade Teacher, Loxley Elementary School, Baldwin County Alabama
2010-2014 6th Grade Teacher, Loxley Elementary School, Baldwin County Alabama
2009-2010 3rd Grade Teacher, Loxley Elementary School, Baldwin County Alabama
2003-2009 5th Grade Teacher, Loxley Elementary School, Baldwin County Alabama
1998-2003 5th Grade Teacher, Holloway Elementary School, Mobile County Alabama