Administration & Support Staff

Adeline Mendez


Veronica Barragan


Juliena Alvarez

Office Manager

Rosie Campos

Support Specialist

Sam Paz

Tech Support

For Tech Support call (805) 603-4758


Darian Spencer

K-1st Grade Teacher

• Working for Rio since 2016
• B.A in History from CalPoly San Luis Obispo
• Intervention teacher for the last 4 years.

Leigh Ranieri

2nd Grade Teacher

• Teaching at Rio since 2016
• B.A., Psychology, Clinical/Behavior Emphasis, Cal Lutheran University
• I enjoy reading, traveling, going out to eat, and I love teaching!

Heather Vollmar

3rd & 4th Grade Teacher

• Teaching in Rio since 2004
• B.A. Liberal Studies/Psychology; Masters in Education with Specialization in Math & Reading, Cal Lutheran University
• I love spending time with my family & friends, trips to the lake or Colorado River and “camping” at the beach.

Patricia Ferrer

4th & 5th Grade Teacher

Melinda Zeman

6th, 7th & 8th Grade Teacher

• Teaching at Rio for over 20 years. I also teach English Composition for Ventura College.
• BA, Child Development; CSU, Sacramento
• MA, English; National University
• When I am not teaching, I am spending time with my adult kids and their families or hanging out with my fur babies, Dobby and Frodo.

Luke Sanchez

6th, 7th & 8th Grade Teacher
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