Eleanor Torres

Board President

TERM: December 2026

ABOUT ME: Twelve years ago when the people within our community elected me to the position of Trustee for the Rio School District, I promised that I would do all within that honor to try to change the culture and direction the district was in at that time. I did not then, nor do I now, take this responsibility lightly.

As an elected official, board members continually carry their elected status with them wherever they go. Whether in the boardroom, out in the community or at home, board members are always trustees for the district. The integrity of the school district’s educational program is dependent upon the responsible and professional manner in which each board member, and the board collectively, fulfill governance roles and responsibilities.

It is my responsibility along with the other board members to fulfill areas in setting direction, human resource, policies, student learning and achievement, finance, facilities, judicial appeals, collective bargaining, and community relations and advocacy.

I will continue to do my part as a Trustee to help guide this district and to prepare our children for the future. I will continue to focus on goals linked to student achievement. This means paying attention to current issues while planning for the future. It means making sure needed resources and support are in place to get the job done, and creating the conditions under which excellent teaching and student performance will take place.

Alesia Martin

Board Clerk

TERM: December 2026

I worked most of my career as an engineer in a variety of industries from petroleum oil and gas to consumer-packaged goods. I was responsible for the implementation of engineering projects with multimillion dollar projects that spanned across the USA. I also worked briefly in education as a permanent substitute teacher in Chicago, Illinois. My broad career provided great insight of the technical skills and experience required to be successful in a global competitive environment. I retired from engineering in September 2022 after 31 years.

I graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Northridge.

I believe that good schools start with strong curriculum, dedicated teachers, and a supportive administration. I know how critical early education is to students. Great schools open a child’s eyes to a world of possibilities. Great districts provide those opportunities.  While all students must acquire various reading, writing, and computational skills, they must also be able to think critically and creatively. As a brief educator, I experienced the dedication and delight that comes from teaching.  I understand the challenges teachers endure and the sacrifices they make to provide our children with a strong educational foundation.

I enjoy spending time with family and friends.  I also enjoy the theater, traveling, fine dining, documentaries, and exploring ancient and historical locations. I continue to enjoy science and learning about the latest advances in engineering and technology.

Felix Eisenhauer, D.M.A.

Board Trustee

TERM:  December 2026

CAREER: Dr. Felix Eisenhauer is currently Professor of Music (Piano) at Ventura College, Minister of Music at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Ventura, and teaches private piano lessons.

EDUCATION:Doctor of Musical Arts in piano collaboration at UCSB; Bachelor and Master Degrees from the University of Southern California

ABOUT ME: In addition to serving on Rio District’s School Board, Felix Eisenhauer is currently Professor of Music (Piano) at Ventura College, Minister of Music at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Ventura, and teaches private piano lessons. Locally, he has also accompanied for Pacific Chamber Singers, Westmont College, Santa Barbara City College, UCSB, and Opera Santa Barbara. Before moving back to Southern California in 2012, Felix lived in Boise, Idaho for three years. During his time there, he played for Opera Idaho, Musical Theatre of Idaho, Ballet Idaho, and Touring Broadway’s Wicked, among others, taught at the College of Western Idaho and maintained a private piano studio. Dr. Eisenhauer’s involvement in education is equally long and storied. At USC, he taught Class Piano and Private Piano. At UCSB, he coached singers. At CWI, he taught Music Appreciation. He started as a teacher’s assistant at the German-American School of Palo Alto, teaching at their Saturday and summer programs for 20 years. In addition to teaching German, he has translated for De Haske Music Publishing and Gold Circle Films. You can learn more about him at www.felixeisenhauer.com.

Kristine Anderson, Esq.

Board Trustee

TERM: December 2024

CAREER: I am a lawyer practicing in the areas of estate planning, probate, and trust administration.

EDUCATION: I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Arizona (1993) and a Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego (1996).

ABOUT ME: When my children attended the Dual Immersion Program at Rio Real, I volunteered with the School Site Council, PTA, and the Parent Advisory Committee as well as in the classroom. As a parent volunteer, I was passionate about helping all children learn and supporting Rio’s dedicated teachers. In my role on the school board, I want to continue to be a voice for students, teachers, and parents. As a lawyer and parent volunteer, I have the skills and knowledge to listen and collaborate with all the stakeholders to make difficult decisions in the coming years that will keep the students and the District moving forward. In my free time, I volunteer at the Camarillo Health Care District’s estate planning clinic. I also enjoy reading, tennis, and hiking.

Rosa Balderrama

Board Trustee

TERM: December 2024

I hold a Bachelor’s degree from Cal State University Northridge and my Master’s in Human Behavioral Psychology.  I continue to work as a Social Worker in Los Angeles for over 23 years.

I come from a large Mexican American family, being the first generation. With six siblings (five girls and two boys), including a twin brother, I was born and raised in Ventura County. My educational journey includes attending Mesa Union K-8 and Rio Mesa High School. My son followed a similar path attending the Rio schools – Del Mar, Rio Vista, and Rio Mesa – and is currently pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Arizona.

Throughout my son’s elementary school years, I actively volunteered in roles such as PTA, School Site Council, Parent Advisory Committee, and classroom parent. During his high school years, I served as PFO president at RMHS for all four years, overseeing events like Safe and Sober for the Senior Prom for three years. I have contributed significantly to Oversight Committees within the Rio School District, particularly for the past two bonds and the development of Del Sol Elementary School. Additionally, my involvement extends to the Oxnard Unified High School District, where I have played a crucial role in overseeing bonds for high schools, including Del Sol High School.

In my leisure time, I find joy in spending quality moments with family and friends. I have a passion for reading, going to the gym, engaging in long runs, and watching Dodger games.

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