Staff & Faculty Directory

Rio del Mar Adminstrative Staff

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Robert Guynn

Robert Guynn

Principal

Away from school I enjoy spending time with family, being outdoors, cycling, and riding my Harley. I am always seeking out new places to eat and experience and especially love to travel. Over the years, our family loved road trips as we enjoyed traveling through "small town USA" and seeing the many sights this country has to offer. My wife and I tried something new last summer and took our first motorcycle road trip to Canada in 2017 and thoroughly enjoyed the open road experience. We have also been fortunate to travel internationally to Mexico, Canada, China and Italy.

I grew up in the San Fernando Valley and attended UCLA as an undergraduate where I received my Bachelors degree. I later received my Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential with a Single Subject K-8 math certification from the University of Redlands. Returning to school, I earned my Masters degree at Concordia University, Irvine.

Before coming into education in 2001, I spent 20 years in the business world working in the retail, distribution, and manufacturing sectors. I began my career teaching fourth through sixth grades at an elementary school in the High Desert in California. Seeking an opportunity in leadership, I moved districts to become an elementary school principal and then moved into a district administrator position within the same district. When the opportunity arose for me to join the Rio School District in 2013, I accepted the position as Rio Plaza Principal.

Betty Gonzalez

Betty Gonzalez

Office Manager
Sandra Aragon

Sandra Aragon

Student & Family Support Specialist

Rio del Mar Teachers

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Linnae Edgeworth

Linnae Edgeworth

Special Education Preschool
Rocio Jaramillo

Rocio Jaramillo

Transitional Kindergarten
Rebecca Bautista

Rebecca Bautista

Kindergarten

• 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.

Angie Handley

Angie Handley

Kindergarten

• 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!!

Katy Young

Katy Young

Kindergarten

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

Maria Ante

Maria Ante

1st Grade

• 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.

Crystal Dowdy

Crystal Dowdy

1st Grade

• 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

1st & 2nd Grade
Darin Spencer

Darin Spencer

2nd Grade

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

Maria Soto

Maria Soto

2nd & 3rd Grade

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

Patricia Arreola

Patricia Arreola

3rd Grade

• 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

Marisela Valdez

Marisela Valdez

3rd Grade

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

Fred Messecar

Fred Messecar

4th Grade

• 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

Jovana Tenorio

Jovana Tenorio

4th Grade

• 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.

Maria Gonzales

Maria Gonzales

4th & 5th Grade

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

John Martinez

John Martinez

5th Grade

• 13 Yrs - Rio School Teacher
• Taught at Rio del Mar since opening day
• Teaching Credential CSUN
Hobbies include woodworking and camping

Kaitlin Peters

Kaitlin Peters

5th Grade

• Teaching at Rio since 2017
• BA, Liberal Studies, San Diego State University.

When I am not at school I enjoy hiking, cooking, spending time with my family, and traveling.

Rio del Mar Resource Staff

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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.

Lillian Hernandez

Lillian Hernandez

School Psychologist
Natacha Sanchez

Natacha Sanchez

Speech and Language Pathologist
Krista Roque

Krista Roque

After School Coordinator
Katie Pitchelli

Katie Pitchelli

Intervention
Darian Spencer

Darian Spencer

Intervention
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.

Martha Martinez

Martha Martinez

Instructional Assistant
Marlaena Barroso

Marlaena Barroso

Instructional Assistant
Alice Magana

Alice Magana

Instructional Assistant
Chloe Ramos

Chloe Ramos

Instructional Assistant

Rio del Mar Support Staff

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Angela Ybarra

Angela Ybarra

Librarian
Julie Ellen Maria

Julie Ellen Maria

Nurse
Robert Adame

Robert Adame

Night Custodian

I’ve worked for the Rio School District since 1999.
I love being a member of the staff and taking care of the school.
During my free time I enjoy car shows and collecting movie memorabilia.

Oscar Martinez

Oscar Martinez

Day Custodian
Mari Rugerio

Mari Rugerio

Cafeteria Manager
Rose Williams

Rose Williams

Food Service Worker I
Jazahlyn Tatad

Jazahlyn Tatad

Food Service Worker I
Brandon Henshel

Brandon Henshel

Food Service Worker I
Joanne Dovgin

Joanne Dovgin

Campus Supervision Assistant
Myrna Gonzales

Myrna Gonzales

Campus Supervision Assistant
Guadalupe Gonzalez

Guadalupe Gonzalez

Campus Supervision Assistant
Teresa Romero

Teresa Romero

Campus Supervision Assistant
Oscar Nunez, Jr.

Oscar Nunez, Jr.

Campus Supervision Assistant
Eric Hamada

Eric Hamada

Campus Supervision Assistant