Phone: 972-203-8406


Degrees and Certifications:

Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies, University of North Texas, 2000 Master of Education, A&M Commerce, 2005 Certifications: Elementary Education, Grades 1-8 ESL, EC-12 Gifted and Talented Certified 4th Grade Google Classroom Code: 5th Grade Google Classroom Code:

Mrs. Rinestine

I am so excited to begin the school year!!!  I have been teaching chidren since the year 2000 and began working in Sunnyvale ISD in 2015.  I have experience teaching all subject areas in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade.  I received my bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of North Texas in 2000 and my master’s degree in elementary education from A&M Commerce in 2005.  I consider myself a lifelong learner, and I take professional development courses that gear specifically to my students and my classroom on a regular basis. I love watching my students grow and succeed as a result of the things I learn from my own time as a student.

I have been married to my husband, Ian, since 2005. Our son, William, is a student in SISD and we just had a baby girl, Charlotte, in July 2020.  We reside right here in Sunnyvale and absolutely love our community and neighbors.  :-)  We have three dogs (including our adopted deaf puppy!). I also have two class pets!  Shelly our turtle and Dani our bearded dragon, live in my classroom during the school year.  They love being around kids and the students learn so much from their care and the interaction they have with these friendly reptiles.  

I am looking forward to a great school year!  Please feel free to call or email with any questions or concerns.  

"Teachers who love teaching, teach children to love learning."