Staff & Faculty Directory

Rio del Mar Support Staff

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Dr. Scott Barlow

Dr. Scott Barlow

Principal
Ignacio Mendoza III

Ignacio Mendoza III

Counselor
Betty Gonzalez

Betty Gonzalez

Office Manager
Anna Carrillo

Anna Carrillo

Student & Family Support Specialist
Lillian Hernandez

Lillian Hernandez

School Psychologist
Kristina Story

Kristina Story

Speech and Language Pathologist
Julie Ellen Maria

Julie Ellen Maria

Nurse
Cruz Sanchez

Cruz Sanchez

Custodian (Day)
Robert Lopez

Robert Lopez

Custodian (Night)
Angela Ybarra

Angela Ybarra

Library Assistant
Diane Ayala

Diane Ayala

Cafeteria Manager
Yolanda Bullock

Yolanda Bullock

Cafeteria Staff
Rosia Williams

Rosia Williams

Cafeteria Staff

Rio del Mar Teachers

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Faviola Ambriz

Faviola Ambriz

PreSchool (CDI) - (Rm. 7)
Maria Ante

Maria Ante

1st Grade - (Rm. 5)

• I was born in Mexico.
• This is my 18th year working with the Rio School District.
• I have taught kindergarten, first and second grade.

Patricia Arreola

Patricia Arreola

3rd Grade - (Rm. 13)

• RdM Teacher for 16 years
• BCLAD, CSUN
• BA from UCSB
Love to spend time with my family and to travel.

Rebecca Bautista

Rebecca Bautista

2nd Grade - (Rm. 10)

• I have been teaching in Rio for 8 years.
• I enjoy eating good food, being outdoors and spending time with loved ones.

Melinda Calderon

Melinda Calderon

Kindergarten - (Rm. 8)

• 1Yr, RDM, Intervention teacher
• 2 Yrs RDM Kindergarten teacher
• Correctional Officer - 15 yrs - VC Corrections
• Attended SFU
• BS, Kinesiology - CSUN
• Multi-Subject (CLAD) - CSUN
I love spending time with family and friends and being a soccer mom of 4 amazing kids!

Stephen Colvin

Stephen Colvin

5th Grade - (Rm. 19)
Crystal Dowdy

Crystal Dowdy

1st Grade - (Rm. 9)

• Rio School Teacher for 8 years
• BA in Child Development, CSUN
• Masters in Education, California Lutheran University
I love traveling, attending concerts, and spending time with my husband and son.

Tara Franckowiak

Tara Franckowiak

2nd Grade - (Rm. 11)

Maria Gonzales

Maria Gonzales

4th Grade - (Rm. 18)
Angie Handley

Angie Handley

Kindergarten (Rm. K-1)

• Rio Teacher 11 years
• BA Child Development: CSUN
• M.Ed in Teaching: Cal Lutheran
I enjoy spending time with my one and only son, playing at the beach, and going to basketball & baseball games. Go Dodgers!!

Ellen Israel

Ellen Israel

Speech & Language Pathologist

• Rio School District Speech therapist for 20 years
• BA at UCSB in Speech and Hearing
• MA at CSU Long Beach in Communicative Disorders
I have 3 grown sons (28 year old twins) and a 31 year old
I love hanging out with my little dog named Rielly!

Rocio Jaramillo

Rocio Jaramillo

Kindergarten - (Rm. K-2)
Rickey Koga

Rickey Koga

1st Grade - (Rm. 6)
Carrie Lalor

Carrie Lalor

4th Grade - (Rm. 15)

• Taught 3rd grade in the Bay Area
• B.A. Communication / Education; UCSB
• M.Ed; UCSB
I enjoy spending time with family enjoying all of the beautiful places in California!

Mayra Maldonado

Mayra Maldonado

PreSchool (CDI), Site Supervisor (rm. 6)
John Martinez

John Martinez

5th Grade - (Rm. 21)

• 13 Yrs - Rio School Teacher
• Taught at Rio del Mar since opening day
• Teaching Credential CSUN
Hobbies include woodworking and camping

Martha Martinez

Martha Martinez

Instructional Assistant (Spec. Ed)
Silvia Mendoza

Silvia Mendoza

PreSchool (CDI) - (Rm. 7)
Fred Messecar

Fred Messecar

4th Grade - (Rm. 22)

• 12 Yrs teaching
• 11 years - Rio District
• BA in Elementary Ed, Depth of Study TESL, Humboldt State
• I like hanging outside with my family, hiking, fishing and playing; working on old cars and practicing Capoeira

Erica McMann

Erica McMann

PreSchool (CDI) - (Rm. 6)
Leann Olsen

Leann Olsen

Kindergarten (Rm. 3)

• Rio Del Mar elementary school for 3 years.
• Before becoming a teacher, I worked my way through my bachelors and my credential program as a child care director at an after school program, where I worked with school age children for 7 years.
• I received my bachelors degree in Child and Adolescent Development, and am currently working on finishing my masters through California Lutheran University.
• In my free time, I love to exercise, run, read and spend time with my two adorable cats!

Carole Olsen-Bryan

Carole Olsen-Bryan

3rd Grade - (Rm. 14)

• Rio School district teacher for 14 years
• Masters in education CSUN
• Married

Andres Sanchez

Andres Sanchez

5th Grade - (Rm. 20)

• RdM Teacher for 9 years
• BA Liberal Studies, UCSB
• MA Educational Administrative Services
Enjoy science fiction movies.

Maria Soto

Maria Soto

2nd & 3rd Grade - (Rm. 12)

• Teacher in Rio for 21 years
• B.A. from UCSB
• BCLAD from CSUN
• Married with 4 girls
• Enjoy traveling and spending time with my family.

Darin Spencer

Darin Spencer

2nd Grade - (Rm. 8)
Jovana Tenorio

Jovana Tenorio

1st Grade (Rm. 4)

I was born and raised in Panama! I am married with three children. I earned my BA, Teaching Credential and Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from California Lutheran University.

Andrea Van Someren

Andrea Van Someren

3rd/4th Grade - (Rm. 17)

• 1st year teaching at RdM
• BA Liberal Studies, CSUCI
• Teaching Credential and M.Ed (Specialization in Teaching & Learning - Global Society), National University
• I enjoy spending time with my family and taking my son and daughter to Knott’s Berry Farm

Jessica Valdez

Jessica Valdez

PreSchool (CDI) - (Rm. 6)
Marisela Valdez

Marisela Valdez

3rd Grade - (Rm. 16)
Lisa Visser

Lisa Visser

Resource Specialist

• 2 Yrs, Rio teacher
• BA in Liberal Arts; CLU
• MS in Special Education; CLU
• Enjoy family time with my husband and 4 kids, hiking, playing the piano and listening to all kinds of music.