Thank you for taking the time to visit my teacher page.   My name is Janice Rakoczy and, after being a Gateway Pointe Gator for the past 5 years, I am very excited to be joining the amazing team at Cortina Elementary School this year! 
    I have lived in Arizona with my husband and son for 12 years.   I am originally from California and I also lived in Canada for many years...you may detect a slight accent!! 
    I completed my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada.  I earned a Master's Degree in Education at Arizona State University and am certified in both Elementary and Special Education.  This will be my 8th year of teaching and I am very passionate about being a Resource teacher in Special Education.
    I look forward to working with you and your child this year!   Please feel welcome to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.