Staff & Faculty Directory

Rio Lindo Support Staff

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Veronica Rauschenberger

Veronica Rauschenberger

Principal

• Education - 20 years, Administration - At Rio Lindo since 2013/2014 school year, 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.

Stephena Held

Stephena Held

Speech
Elise Hirsty

Elise Hirsty

Nurse
Julie Maria

Julie Maria

Nurse
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, University of California, Santa Barbara
• M.S. Educational Counseling, University of La Verne
• I love trying new foods, dancing, reading, traveling, and dogs!

Robert J. Guynn

Robert J. Guynn

Resource Specialist

• First year at Rio Lindo
• BS, Criminal Justice; Walden University
• MA, Elementary Education; Alliant University
• I like backpacking, hiking and riding my Harley Davidson.

Rio Lindo Teachers

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Patricia Avila

Patricia Avila

Transitional Kindergarten Teacher

• I have been teaching since 2001
• B.A. multiple subjects, C.S.U.N.
• I believe in learning through play” to I believe play is an essential part of learning.
• PTA liaison - Get in touch with me to help out.

Maristella LaMorena

Maristella LaMorena

Kindergarten Teacher

• I have been teaching since 2003
• 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.

Katy Young

Katy Young

Kindergarten Teacher

• I have been teaching since 2011 (with Rio since 2014)
• BA Liberal Studies-The Master’s College
• Multiple Subject Credential- CSU Los Angeles
• I enjoy spending time with my family, and reading to my son.

Frank Walsh

Frank Walsh

Kindergarten Teacher

• I have been a teacher for 15 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!

Courtney Downing

Courtney Downing

Kindergarten Teacher

• I have been a teacher in Rio for 2 years.
• B.A in Liberal Studies, Spanish Minor/P.E emphasis, Cal Lutheran
• M.A. in Teaching, SDSU
• "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." - William Butler Yeats

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 Quilico

Hillary Quilico

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 since 2011
• 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

• Rio Lindo for 2 years
• B.A., Psychology, Clinical/Behavior Emphasis, Cal Lutheran University
• I enjoy reading, traveling, going out to eat, and I love teaching!

Nancy Pearson

Nancy Pearson

2nd Grade Teacher

• I have been teaching since 2003
• BA liberal studies, CSUN
• MA in education, Azusa Pacific
• Reading is one of my passions.
• I also enjoy antiquing, gardening and travel.
• Interesting fact: all three of my sons attended Rio Lindo.

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

• Teaching since 2000.
• AA in Liberal Arts and Sciences, AS in Child Development, ECE Certificate from Oxnard College, BA in Liberal Studies, Multiple Teaching Credential from CSUN, Masters in Education in Curriculum and Instruction from American College of Education.
• I attended Rio Lindo, Rio del Valle, and 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

• 12 years teaching
• BS Business Administration, emphasis Mgmt Information Sys, CSULB
• MA in Education, emphasis Teaching
• I enjoy traveling, exercise, camping, spending time with my family, and studying martial arts.

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

• I have been teaching since 2000.
• B.A. Child Development, Cal State Northridge
• M.A. Educational Leadership, Cal State Northridge
• I enjoy shopping, reading, traveling and spending time with my family.