Staff & Faculty Directory

Rio Lindo Support Staff

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Veronica Rauschenberger

Veronica Rauschenberger

Principal

• Education - 20 years Administration - 3 years Coordinator of Special Projects- 4 years
• M.A. Educational Technology and Leadership, Pepperdine University
• Administation Credential, Tier I Azusa Pacific University
• B.A. Liberal Studies Emphasizing in Child Development, CSU Chico
• I enjoy spending time with my family. I read, watch my children’s sports games and competitions and I relax with my dog. I love long road trips where I get to explore national parks and all that our great nation has to offer.

Juliena Alvarez

Juliena Alvarez

Office Manager
Rosie Campos

Rosie Campos

Support Specialist
Carolina Villa

Carolina Villa

School Counselor

• RL for 1 year
• BA, Spanish & Chicano Studies & minor in Applied Psychology; UCSB
• MS, School Counseling; CLU
• I enjoy Reading and Dancing

Amy Smith

Amy Smith

School Psychologist

• Rio Lindo since 2016
• BA, Psychology, Minor in Management, Cal Poly, Pomona
• MA, Education, Pupil Personnel Services Credential, Azusa Pacific University
• American Board of School Neuropsychology, Texas Woman’s University
• Licensed Educational Psychologist
• Board member of the Ventura County Association of School Psychologists
• I enjoy traveling and scuba diving with my husband and two daughters and love to cook for family and friends.

Elizabeth Lareva

Elizabeth Lareva

Nurse

• Rio Lindo since 2016
• Bachelor of Science Nursing from CSU Channel Islands
• Registered Nurse License and a Public Health Nurse License from the California Board of Registered Nursing.
• I love to cook and spend most of my weekends spending time with my husband
• I have a passion for promoting healthy lifestyles for children

Emily Ramsey

Emily Ramsey

Librarian

• I’ve worked in the Rio School District for 8 years
• B.A. History, CSUCI
• Our daughter graduated from Rio del Norte and Rio Vista.
• I love reading and spending time with my family.
• I want to help your students develop a life long love of reading!

Robert Adame

Robert Adame

Custodian
Chelsea Fahl

Chelsea Fahl

After-School Program Coordinator

• B.A.Sociology at University of California, Santa Barbara
• I love trying new foods.
• I enjoy reading and dancing.
• I love dogs!

Rio Lindo Teachers

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Patricia Avila

Patricia Avila

Transitional Kindergarten Teacher

• Rio Lindo teacher 14years
• B.A. multiple subjects, C.S.U.N.
• I believe in learning through play

Frank Walsh

Frank Walsh

Kindergarten Teacher

• I have been a teacher for 13 years, all in the Rio District
• BA Political Science, BA French, University of Nevada, Reno
• M.Ed. Reading (Non-Fiction Comprehension)
• I love reading, messy art projects, and instilling a love for learning in my students!

Katy Young

Katy Young

Kindergarten Teacher

•5 Yrs Teaching
• BA Liberal Studies-The Master’s College
I enjoy playing board games with my husband and searching for the "best coffee" places around.

Courtney Downing

Courtney Downing

Kindergarten Teacher

• Rio Real Teacher for 1 year
• B.A in Liberal Studies, Spanish Minor/P.E emphasis, Cal Lutheran
• M.A. in Curriculum and Development (in progress), San Diego State
• "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." - William Butler Yeats

Maristella LaMorena

Maristella LaMorena

Kindergarten Teacher

• 13 Yrs, 2 Yrs at Rio Lindo
• BS Telecommunications/Film, San Diego State
• MA Education, National University
I enjoy traveling, laughing with family and friends, Bootcamp and Zumba classes, swimming, watching movies, reading, cooking, and eating.

Jeanette Lund

Jeanette Lund

1st Grade Teacher

• Rio Lindo Teacher for 17 years
• B.A., Liberal Studies; CSU Chico
• M.A., Education; Azusa Pacific University
• I enjoy reading, running and traveling with my family and friends.

Hillary Creech

Hillary Creech

1st Grade Teacher

• B.A., Journalism and Mass Communications, University of Northern Colorado
• Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (K-12), California Lutheran University
• I love being outdoors, running, and adventuring with friends and family.

Heather Walker

Heather Walker

1st Grade Teacher

• 7 years teaching in Rio
• BA in Liberal Studies, CSU Northridge
• Multiple Subject Credential, CSU Channel Islands
• MA in Curriculum & Instruction (Technology), CLU

Abby King

Abby King

1st Grade Teacher

• I have been teaching for 5 years
• B.A., Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Adolescent Psychology, CSUCI
• M.A., Teaching, GCU
• I love traveling to new places and spending time with my family

Leigh Watson

Leigh Watson

2nd Grade Teacher
Nancy Pearson

Nancy Pearson

2nd Grade Teacher

• Rio Lindo for 13 years
• BA liberal studies, CSUN
• MA in education, Azusa Pacific
• Reading is one of my passions.
• I also enjoy antiquing, gardening and travel.

Camille Izvarin

Camille Izvarin

2nd Grade Teacher

• Teaching since 2009
• MS in Education (Reading & Literacy)
CSUFullerton
• BA in Liberal Studies CSU Northridge
• Teaching has been a passion of mine from a very young age. I come from a family of educators and love collaborating with other teachers.
• I also enjoy spending time with my husband, going to the beach, and listening to music.
• "Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all."

Sylvia Contreras

Sylvia Contreras

2nd Grade Teacher

• Rio Lindo Teacher for 11 years
• B.A., Sociology, UCSB
• Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
• BCLAD
• J.D., Jurisprudence, Ventura College of Law

Brenda Jaquez

Brenda Jaquez

3rd Grade Teacher

• 16 Yrs Teaching Rio Lindo
• BA Liberal Studies, CSUNtion
• I attended Rio Lindo, Rio del Valle & Rio Mesa
I love hiking, camping, gardening, reading and teaching

Anthony Ostrowski

Anthony Ostrowski

3rd Grade Teacher

• Teaching since 2011
• B.A. in Political Science - University of California, Santa Barbara
• M.A. in Political Science - California Institute of the Arts
• Multiple Subject Teaching Credential - California State University, Los Angeles
• I enjoy the beach, cooking, traveling, golf, and playing frisbee with my Border Collie.

Ann Stehly

Ann Stehly

3rd Grade Teacher

• Teaching at Rio Lindo for 15 years, 5 in Van Nuys, 3 in El Salvador, and 1 in New Mexico.
• Multiple Subjects Credential - Loyola Marymount University, 1990
• Masters in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, American College of Education, 2012
• I enjoy traveling, being in nature, reading, painting, and most of all spending time with my family.

Annette Lorenzana

Annette Lorenzana

4th Grade Teacher

• 10 Yrs Teaching
BA, Psychology, CSUN
MA, Teaching, emphasis in Professional Learning Communities, GCU
I love working out, hiking, going to the beach, traveling to new places, and spending time with family.

Cesar Rosales

Cesar Rosales

4th Grade Teacher

• 12 years teaching in the Rio District
• 2000-B.A. Social Ecology-Criminology Law and Society from University of California Irvine
• 2003-Multiple Subjects Credential-CSUN
• "Why do we fall? So we can learn to pick ourselves up" -Thomas Wayne

Leif Lapiad

Leif Lapiad

4th Grade Teacher

• 10 years teaching
• BS Business Administration, emphasis Mgmt Information Sys, CSULB
• MA in Education, emphasis Teaching
• I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, running, and study Hisardut, an Israeli reality based martial art and self-defense system.

Robin Van Eyk

Robin Van Eyk

5th Grade Teacher

• Teaching at Rio Lindo for 15 years.
• B.A. History CSUN 1997, Teaching credential CSUN 1999, Masters in Educational Technology, American College of Education 2012
• I love to go surfing, riding bikes and motorcycles, playing guitar, skiiing, and hiking with my black lab. I study Aikido and Iaido (the Japanese samarai art of drawing the sword) and I am currently a second degree black belt.

Michael Connelly

Michael Connelly

5th Grade Teacher

• Rio Lindo teacher for 16 years
• BA Art History, U C Riverside
• I enjoy reading, surfing, and playing guitar.

Jacqueline Jones

Jacqueline Jones

5th Grade Teacher

• 15 years teaching in Rio School District
• B.A. Child Development, Cal State Northridge
• M.A. Educational Leadership, Cal State Northridge

Monica Rivera

Monica Rivera

Resource Specialist

• Teaching at Rio Lindo for 1 year and teaching voice for 20 years.
• 2015-Multiple Subjects Credential-National University, Masters in Special Education, Specializing Mild/Moderate Disabilities
• 1997-Sociology Bachelors Degree, CSUN
• I love spending time with my family, composing music/plays and singing. I also love teaching voice. I love camping, trail hiking, fishing and dirt bike riding. I also enjoy teaching students how to learn and I enjoy writing children stories.