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

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!

Robin Anderson

Robin Anderson

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.

Tracey Pearson

Tracey Pearson

2nd & 3rd Grade
Krystal Mackie

Krystal Mackie

2nd Grade

Cara Espinoza

Cara Espinoza

3rd 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.

Jacqueline Legaspi

Jacqueline Legaspi

3rd Grade

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

Katie Auerbach

Katie Auerbach

4th Grade
Lisette Garcia

Lisette Garcia

4th Grade

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

Heather Nelson

Heather Nelson

4th Grade
William Almstrom

William Almstrom

5th 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

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

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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Janelle Jester

Janelle Jester

School Counselor
Lillian Hernandez

Lillian Hernandez

School Psychologist
Maria Morrison

Maria Morrison

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.

Cristina Solorio

Cristina Solorio

Librarian
Michela Folino

Michela Folino

RSP
Kristen Ehret

Kristen Ehret

Intervention
Karen Grande

Karen Grande

RSP Instruational Assistant
Alexa Owen

Alexa Owen

Instructional Assistant
Gregory Mendez

Gregory Mendez

Instructional Assistant
Linda Revelez

Linda Revelez

Instructional Assistant
Arpaul Gonzales

Arpaul Gonzales

Instructional Assistant
Elizabeth Ordaz

Elizabeth Ordaz

Instructional Assistant

Rio del Norte Support Staff

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Aurelio Lopez

Aurelio Lopez

Custodian
John Nasca III

John Nasca III

Custodian
Kathy Velasquez

Kathy Velasquez

Cafeteria Manager

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
Samuel Sanchez

Samuel Sanchez

Campus Supervision Assistant