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

• With Rio since 2015
• BA in Chicano Studies & Sport Management, UCSB
• MA Educational Counseling & Educational Leadership, (1st) University of La Verne & (2nd) California Lutheran University
• I enjoy attending sporting events with my family.

Betty Gonzalez

Betty Gonzalez

Office Manager
Anna Carrillo

Anna Carrillo

Student & Family Support Specialist
Lillian Hernandez

Lillian Hernandez

School Psychologist
Natacha Sanchez Ramon

Natacha Sanchez Ramon

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

Librarian
Dulce Heller

Dulce Heller

Cafeteria Manager

Rio del Mar Teachers

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Maria Ante

Maria Ante

1st Grade - (Rm. 5)

• Rio teacher since 1999
• BA in Elementary Education and Spanish, Concordia College
• MA in Early Childhood Education, CSUN
• I was born in Mexico. I have taught kindergarten, first and second grade. I enjoy spending time with my family.

Patricia Arreola

Patricia Arreola

3rd Grade - (Rm. 13)

• Teacher at Rio since 2002
• BA in Sociology and Spanish, UCSB
• Multiple Subject teaching credential & BCLAD, CSUN
• Enjoy spending time with my family & love to travel

Rebecca Bautista

Rebecca Bautista

2nd Grade - (Rm. 10)

• I have been teaching in Rio since 2010.
• BA in Liberal Studies, CSUCI
• When I am not in school, I do enjoy being with my family, baking and outdoor activities.

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)

• Teaching in Rio since 2007
• BA in Liberal Studies, CSUN
• MA Administration of Education, CSUN
• I enjoy golfing and fishing in my free time.

Crystal Dowdy

Crystal Dowdy

1st Grade - (Rm. 9)

• Rio Teacher since 2009
• BA in Child Development, CSUN
• Masters in Education, California Lutheran University
• I enjoy traveling to new places, attending concerts, and spending time with my family.

Tara Franckowiak

Tara Franckowiak

2nd Grade - (Rm. 11)
Maria Gonzales

Maria Gonzales

4th Grade - (Rm. 18)

• Rio Teacher since 2014
• BA in Child Development, CSUN
• MA in Elementary Reading and Mathematics, Walden University
• I enjoy spending tine with my family.

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!!

Rocio Jaramillo

Rocio Jaramillo

Kindergarten - (Rm. K-2)
Rickey Koga

Rickey Koga

1st Grade - (Rm. 6)

• Teaching since 2016
• BA, Liberal Studies, CLU
• I was born and raised on the island of Maui, HI and came to California in 2008.
• In my spare time, I love surfing, hanging out at the beach, going for bike rides, playing trivia with friends, and spending as much time outdoors as possible.

Carrie Lalor

Carrie Lalor

4th Grade - (Rm. 15)

• Teaching in Rio since 2015
• B.A. Communication / Education; UCSB
• M.Ed; UCSB
• I enjoy snowboarding, reading, traveling, and spending time with my family and dog

Leann Lang

Leann Lang

Kindergarten (Rm. 3)

• Rio teacher since 2013
• BA in Child and Adolescent Development, CSUN
• MA in Teacher Leadership/ teaching credentials, CLU
• Being with my family, spending time with my baby, running, exercising

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)
Fred Messecar

Fred Messecar

4th Grade - (Rm. 22)

• Teaching in Rio since 2006
• BA in Elementary Education and English as a Second Language, Humboldt State
• I like hanging outside with my family, hiking, fishing and playing; working on old cars and practicing Capoeira

Carole Olsen-Bryan

Carole Olsen-Bryan

3rd Grade - (Rm. 14)

• Rio teacher since 2002
• BA in Education, University of La Verne
• MA in Education, University of La Verne
• I like to visit the Redwood frees in Northern California.

Andres Sanchez

Andres Sanchez

5th Grade - (Rm. 20)

• Rio Teacher since 2007
• BA Liberal Studies, UCSB
• MA Educational Administration, CLU
• I enjoy science fiction movies and writing short stories

Maria Soto

Maria Soto

2nd Grade - (Rm. 12)

• Teacher in Rio since 1997
• BA in Spanish, UCSB
• BCLAD, CSUN
• I enjoy traveling, reading, watching soccer games and spending time with my family

Darin Spencer

Darin Spencer

2nd Grade - (Rm. 8)

• BA in Liberal Arts, CSUN
• MA in Curriculum Devleopment, University of Phoenix
• I enjoy playing guitar.

Jovana Tenorio

Jovana Tenorio

2nd Grade (Rm. 4)

• Been with Rio since 2007
• BA in Mathematics, CLU
• MA in Curriculum and Instruction (Reading), CLU
• I enjoy spending time with my family, baking, listening to music
• I was born and raised in Panama! I am married with three children.

Andrea Van Someren

Andrea Van Someren

4th Grade - (Rm. 17)

• Rio teacher since 2015
• BA Liberal Studies, CSUCI
• Teaching Credential and M.Ed (Specialization in Teaching & Learning - Global Society), National University
• When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my kids.

Marisela Valdez

Marisela Valdez

3rd Grade - (Rm. 16)

• BA in Sociology and BCLAD, CSUN
• I enjoy visiting new places with my family. I enjoy going to the movies.

Neesha Aziz

Neesha Aziz

Resource Specialist

• 1st year teaching at Rio School District
• BA, Liberal Studies, CSUCI
• Teaching Credential, CSUCI
• In my free time I enjoy traveling, going to concerts, and hiking.