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, 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 hold a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Arizona, where I met my husband. I started my teaching career in 2011 in Scottsdale Unified School Distritct.  I taught and coached there for 3 years until my husband and I moved to Gilbert. This is my 5th year teaching at Canyon Rim Elementary.  All 8 years I have been teaching, 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.  This year I have decided to be involved with the Yearbook Club, where we will take pictures and help create our end of the year yearbook. I am looking forward to an exciting and eventful year with each of my students!