Staff & Faculty Directory

Rio del Norte Adminstrative Staff

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Ryan Emery

Ryan Emery

Principal

• First year at Rio Del Norte
• BSBA, Auburn University
• MS, Education, Georgia State University
• I enjoy spending time with my wife and three children. I enjoy running, surfing, cycling, crossfit and traveling

Laura Torres

Laura Torres

Student and Family Support Specialist
Hilda Garcia-Lopez

Hilda Garcia-Lopez

Office Manager

Rio del Norte Teachers

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Lucy Beckley

Lucy Beckley

Kindergarten

• 23 Yrs at RDN
• BA, Education, University of Arizona
• MA, Early childhood Education, CalSt Northridge
I enjoy reading in my spare time.

Sheri Fennell

Sheri Fennell

Kindergarten

• 4 Yrs at RDN
• BA, Elementary Education and Special Education, Marymount College and East Stroudsburg University
• MA, Psychology, USM
I enjoy spending time with my family and I love to read!

Patricia Tellez

Patricia Tellez

Kindergarten

• Teaching for 18 years
• BA Liberal Studies, CSU Northridge
• I enjoy being with my boys, shopping, and I like to read

Amanda Samaniego

Amanda Samaniego

Kindergarten
Sonya Cathcart

Sonya Cathcart

1st Grade

• Teaching for 8 years at RDN
• BA Speech and Hearing Sciences, UCSB
• MA Educational Technology, Azusa Pacific University
• I like spending time with my family, reading, crafting, movies, traveling, learning about technology!

Elena Casimiro

Elena Casimiro

1st Grade

• 5 Yrs at RDN
• BA, Liberal Studies, CSUN
• MA,Curriculum and Instruction, CSUCI
I enjoy Traveling, movies and cooking!

Heather Knauer

Heather Knauer

1st Grade
Robin Anderson

Robin Anderson

2nd Grade
Cara Espinoza

Cara Espinoza

2nd Grade

• 15 Yrs at RDN
• BA, Liberal Studies, Cal State Northridge
• MA, currently working on it at Grand Canyon University will be done July 2017 and it will be in a reading specialist
I enjoy spending time with my family.

Megan Hernadez

Megan Hernadez

2nd Grade
Lottie Patten

Lottie Patten

2nd Grade

• 6 Yrs at RDN
• Also Taught at Rio Lindo
• BA, Liberal Studies, with supplimental in Math & Science, CLU
I love walking at the beach with my dog, camping, gardening & reading.

Katie Auerbach

Katie Auerbach

3rd Grade
Jacqueline Legaspi

Jacqueline Legaspi

3rd Grade

• Teaching for 14 years at RDN
• BA Liberal Studies, CSU Northridge
• I like cooking and baking

David Siebler

David Siebler

3rd Grade
William Almstrom

William Almstrom

4th Grade

• Teaching for 7 years at RDN
• BA Liberal Studies, CSU Northridge
• MA Educational Leadership & Policy Study, CSU Northridge
• I like fishing and watching my boys play sports

Lisette Garcia

Lisette Garcia

4th Grade

• 13 yrs at RDN
• BA, Liberal Studies, CSUN
• MA, Education, CLU
I enjoy family time, traveling,& reading.

Kaitlin Peters

Kaitlin Peters

4th Grade

• 2 Yrs at RDN
• BA, Liberal Studies, San Diego State University.

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

Miranda McKenzie

Miranda McKenzie

4th Grade
Ruth Araiza

Ruth Araiza

5th Grade

• Teaching for 17 years
• BA Liberal Studies, California Lutheran University
• I enjoy gardening, nature walks, reading, meditation

Darryl Lewis-Abriol

Darryl Lewis-Abriol

5th Grade

• Teaching for 13 years at RDN
• BA Liberal Studies, Fresno
• I like playing with my Jake & Sophia, Crossfit, surfing

Karen Mattson

Karen Mattson

5th Grade

• Teaching since 1980
• Teaching at RDN since 1991
• BA Liberal Studies, CSU Fresno
• MA School Administration, CSU Northridge
• I like reading a good book

Kari Ibarra

Kari Ibarra

PK SDC
Catalina Villa

Catalina Villa

K/1 SDC

• I have taught at RDN since 2010
• BA, Liberal Studies, CSUCI
• I enjoy crafting and event decorating

Lisa Visser

Lisa Visser

2nd/3rd SDC
Shannon Koenig

Shannon Koenig

4th/5th SDC

• 10 Yrs at RDN
• BA, Art Education, SUNY New Paltz, NY
• Special Education Credential, APU
• MA, Education, APU
• I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking/baking and going on bike rides and hikes with my husband.

Rio del Norte Resource Staff

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Jorge Nápoles

Jorge Nápoles

School Counselor
Lillian Hernandez

Lillian Hernandez

School Psychologist
Jesse Graham

Jesse Graham

Speech
Julie Ellen Maria

Julie Ellen Maria

Nurse

• Been a nurse since 2009
• BA, Liberal Studies, California State University at Northridge
• I enjoy Playing Scrabble, going to the movies, reading, etc. etc.

Pam Seligman

Pam Seligman

Librarian

• Have been at Rio Del Norte since 2003
• I enjoy ancestry research, crafting, gardening, animals

Padmini Vasan

Padmini Vasan

RSP

• 3 Yrs at RDN
• BA, English Literature, India
• MA, Education, India
• Credential multiple and special ed, CSUN
I enjoy teaching Indian classical dance!

Karen Grande

Karen Grande

RSP Instruational Assistant
Kristen Ehret

Kristen Ehret

Intervention
Elizabeth Lamberson

Elizabeth Lamberson

Intervention
Elizabeth Thompson

Elizabeth Thompson

Intervention

Rio del Norte Support Staff

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Kathy Velasquez

Kathy Velasquez

Cafeteria Manager
Martha Drennon

Martha Drennon

Food Service Assistant
Cindy Barajas

Cindy Barajas

Food Service Assistant
Janet Alvarado

Janet Alvarado

Food Service Assistant
Richard Ayala

Richard Ayala

Campus Supervision Assistant
Arely Lopez

Arely Lopez

Campus Supervision Assistant
Leticia Lopez

Leticia Lopez

Campus Supervision Assistant
Alexa Marrufo

Alexa Marrufo

Campus Supervision Assistant
Michelle Marsico

Michelle Marsico

Campus Supervision Assistant
Maria Solis

Maria Solis

Campus Supervision Assistant