Rio Del Sol ADMINSTRATIVE STAFF

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Dr. Ralph Cordova

Dr. Ralph Cordova

Principal
Margarita Mosqueda

Margarita Mosqueda

Assistant Principal
Maria Torres

Maria Torres

Office Manager
Anna Carrillo

Anna Carrillo

Student & Family Support Specialist

Rio Del Sol Teachers

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Courtney Burke

Courtney Burke

Kindergarten

• BA, History; CLU
• MA, Education, CLU
• Working in Rio since 2014
• Living in Camarillo my entire life has helped me to feel at home in the Rio School District.
• My favorite pastimes include spending time with my family, watching my kids play soccer, and cooking.

Melinda Calderon

Melinda Calderon

Kindergarten

• Working in Rio since 2013
• Correctional Officer - 15 yrs - VC Corrections
• Attended SFU
• BS, Kinesiology - CSUN
• Multi-Subject (CLAD) - CSUN
I love spending time with family and friends and being a soccer mom of 4 amazing kids!

Leann Lang

Leann Lang

Kindergarten

• Rio teacher since 2013
• BA in Child and Adolescent Development, CSUN
• MA in Teacher Leadership/ teaching credentials, CLU
• Being with my family, spending time with my baby, running, exercising

Nicole Quijano

Nicole Quijano

Kindergarten

• BS, Elementary Education, Marquette University
• MA, Teaching with an emphasis in PLCs, GGU
• I enjoy spending time with family and friends, reading, riding my bike, and going back to the Midwest to visit family.

Valori Book

Valori Book

1st Grade

• BA Art - Graphic Design, CSUN
Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, CSUCI
• Interests: Running, exploring the outdoors, reading, drawing, and spending time with the family (pets included!).

Tylere Hamm

Tylere Hamm

1st Grade

• BA - Liberal Studies with a Concentration in Special Education, CSUCI
• Outdoor Education for four years, leading students on adventure based trips. Our goal was to help students build a relationship with themselves, their peers, and their natural surroundings.
• Interests: The beach, camping, bike rides, painting, and cooking.

Annie Koga

Annie Koga

1st Grade

• Rio teacher since 2008
• BA, Environmental Analysis and Design with a minor in Education, UC Irvine
• MA, Teaching, UC Irvine
• I enjoy playing softball, cooking, traveling, trivia and spending time with my family

Abbie Shaw Linder

Abbie Shaw Linder

1st Grade

• As a lifelong learner, I love to share the joy of learning and discovery with my students. I strive to make learning fun, interesting, engaging and rigorous. I am truly grateful that I get to spend everyday doing what I love.
• In my spare time, I love to read, laugh, learn new things, play games, cook, travel and spending time with family.
• Teacher Leader, UCSB Elementary Math Project
• MA Educational Administration, CSUN
• BA Psychology, UCSC

Rickey Koga

Rickey Koga

2nd Grade

• Teaching since 2016
• BA, Liberal Studies, CLU
• I was born and raised on the island of Maui, HI and came to California in 2008.
• In my spare time, I love surfing, hanging out at the beach, going for bike rides, playing trivia with friends, and spending as much time outdoors as possible.

Phaedra Lam

Phaedra Lam

2nd Grade

• BA- Liberal Studies, Sociology and Education, UC Riverside
• M.Ed. Teaching Emphasis and Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, UC Santa Barbara
• Teaching is my favorite passion! I also am a high school basketball referee and enjoy running. I love my husband and my three Chinese born cats. My favorite book series is “Warriors” by Erin Hunter, because it’s about cats!

Rachel Stephenson

Rachel Stephenson

2nd Grade
Megan Hernandez

Megan Hernandez

3rd Grade

• B.A. in History- California State University Channel Islands
M.A.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction- Grand Canyon University
Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with and authorization in the Social Sciences- California State University Channel Islands
• I have a strong passion for what I do, and look forward to seeing and guiding my students each and every day. During my personal time, I love spending time with my husband and two year old son, and experiencing something new each and every day! My hobbies include painting, reading, museum visiting, spending time in nature, shopping for school supplies, and seeking out any thrilling experience 🙂
• “Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” -Anthony J. D’Angelo

Camille Izvarin

Camille Izvarin

3rd Grade

• Teaching since 2009
• MS Education (Reading & Literacy)
CSU Fullerton
• BA Liberal Studies
CSU Northridge
• Interests: Travel with husband, music, reading
• Adjunct Professor, CSU Northridge
•"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all."

Lianna Granado

Lianna Granado

4th Grade

• BA History, UC Riverside
• MA Educational Administration, CLU
• I enjoy spending time with family, going to the beach, reading, listening to music, working out, doing yoga, and learning how to be an even better teacher.

Lawrence Kelman

Lawrence Kelman

4th Grade

• Rio Teacher since 1998
• BA in Pyschology Central Connecticut State College
• M.S. in Education - Walden University
• I enjoy playing guitar, ukulele, and basketball. I also love boogie boarding in the ocean, hiking, and traveling.

Jo Anna Mendoza

Jo Anna Mendoza

4th Grade

• Rio teacher since 1988
• BA, Liberal Studies, CLU; MA, Curriculum and Instruction, CLU; MA, Ed. Admin., CSUN
• Faith and family are first! It is an honor to be a teacher.
• I enjoy serving through my church, volunteering, reading,
playing with my cat, listening to music, and learning right along with my students

Michael Connelly

Michael Connelly

5th Grade

• Rio teacher since 2000
• BA Art History, UC Riverside
• Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, CSUCI
• M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction, American College of Education
• Interests: reading, surfing, traveling, music, family

Carrie Lalor

Carrie Lalor

5th Grade
Erin Sommers

Erin Sommers

5th Grade

• B.A. in Psychology- UC Santa Cruz
Multiple Subject Credential with EL authorization- California Lutheran University
• Teacher since 2017
• Reading Intervention teacher for 1 year
• I love spending time with my family, traveling, playing basketball, and walking my dog!

Dani Bayer

Dani Bayer

6th Grade

• B.A. in English - Manhattanville College
• MA Early Childhood Education - Pacific Oaks College
• Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential with an authorization in English - Cal Lutheran University
• Intervention Teacher in Oxnard School District
• Taught preschool for six years
• Volunteered teaching and working in schools and street-children centers in Moshi, Tanzania
• Interests: hiking, exploring, traveling, photography, music, spending time with family and my dog

Ellery Cushing

Ellery Cushing

6th Grade
Arianah Lopez

Arianah Lopez

6th Grade
Jeff Hudson

Jeff Hudson

7th Grade

• Since 1996, I have taught English in and around Alton, Illinois - the St. Louis Metro-East. In those years I have co-directed a National Writing Project Site. Through the National Writing Project and The Cultural Landscapes Collaboratory I have worked to support literacy instruction across the curriculum throughout the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and University of Missouri St. Louis service areas.
• While at Alton High School I co-founded the InnoLab, a PLC underpinned by a theory of action - Responsive Design. The Innolab saw hundreds of IMPs enacted by teachers from across the curriculum and across the district.
• My recent visit to the IBID summer institute inspired a dream to come to California and join the Rio family. I couldn’t be more excited.

Kathy Navarro

Kathy Navarro

7th Grade
Anthony Ostrowski

Anthony Ostrowski

7th Grade

• B.A. in Political Science - University of California, Santa Barbara
• M.A. in Political Science - California Institute of the Arts
• Multiple Subject Teaching Credential - California State University, Los Angeles
• I enjoy the beach, cooking, traveling, golf, and playing frisbee with my Border Collie.

Rizza Husband

Rizza Husband

8th Grade

• Rio Teacher since 2016
• Teaching since 2004 (previously in Long Beach, CA and Tucson, AZ)
• B.A. in English - CSU Long Beach
• M.Ed. and Teaching Credentials - UC Santa Barbara
• When I am not at RDS, I enjoy spending time with my family, going to the beach, cooking, running, and all things Disney.

Omar Espinoza

Omar Espinoza

8th Grade
Savannah Romp

Savannah Romp

8th Grade
Yamilex Chavez

Yamilex Chavez

8th Grade
Kirk Raymond

Kirk Raymond

Band
Chad Farewell

Chad Farewell

PE Coach
Jeanine Mallet

Jeanine Mallet

Art Teacher

Rio Del Sol Resource Staff

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Alex Weadon

Alex Weadon

Counselor

I grew up attending our Rio School District schools, and I have now worked for the district since 2017 and I am so excited to work with all of you! I went to CSUCI and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and continued my education at Cal Lutheran University where I obtained my Masters in School Counseling. My favorite thing about being a school counselor is getting to work with students and teaching them life skills such as: coping skills, conflict resolution, and goal setting. In my spare time I love to spend time with my family and friends, travel, try out new restaurants and foods, and play with my one year old daughter.

Stephanie Friedman

Stephanie Friedman

Counselor

Some of you may recognize me from your classroom as I have been subbing in Rio School Distrcit since 2017! In 2016, I graduated from CSU Channel Islands with a degree in Liberal Studies and spent time after gaining experience in the classroom. Currently, I am a student at California Lutheran University where I am very close to earning my Masters in School Counseling! My favorite thing about transitioning from teaching to counseling is the fact that I get to work 1 on 1 with students on various topics from social emotional to academic goals. In my spare time I love being home with my family, spending time at the beach, and finding new shows to watch on Netflix!

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
Tania Andrade

Tania Andrade

Librarian

I received my B.A. in Sociology from CSU San Bernardino and have been working in the education field for 12 years. My husband and I moved to Ventura in 2009 and I have been working for the Rio School District since 2012. I love watching all my students grow and succeed in their reading goals. I enjoy spending time with my family, scrap-booking (when my son allows it!) and finding new creative ways to decorate my library. I love turtles, I have two Russian Tortoises at home. I enjoy visiting new places and hope to do more traveling in the future.

Melissa Douglas

Melissa Douglas

Speech and Language Pathologist

• B.A., Religious Studies, California Lutheran University
• M.A., Education, University of Phoenix
Multiple & Single Subject Teaching Credentials (English)
• Teaching since 2003, Worked for Rio District since: 2019
• Currently attending National University
In my free time, I love having “movie and popcorn” time with my husband and 2 daughters. I also enjoy taking my dogs for a walk around my neighborhood.

Daisy Sanders Nevarez

Daisy Sanders Nevarez

RSP

• Working in Rio since 2019
• BS Speech Language Assistant- Turabo University, Puerto Rico
• MS Speech Language Pathologist- Carlos Albizu University, Puerto Rico
• Doctoral Candidate in Special Ed- Nova Southeastern University, Florida
• I enjoy travel and spend time with my family.

Kathy Navarro

Kathy Navarro

Intervention
Maria Chavez

Maria Chavez

Instructional Assistant
Nayada Ponce

Nayada Ponce

Instructional Assistant

Rio Del Sol Support Staff

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Ignacio Arroyo

Ignacio Arroyo

Custodian
Manny Diaz

Manny Diaz

Custodian
Dulce Heller

Dulce Heller

Kitchen Manager
Yolanda Bullock

Yolanda Bullock

Kitchen Assistant
Lorena Mora

Lorena Mora

Kitchen Assistant
Nestor Vega

Nestor Vega

Campus Supervision Assistant
Graciela Macias

Graciela Macias

Campus Supervision Assistant
Hannah Murphy

Hannah Murphy

Campus Supervision Assistant
Savannah Raigoza

Savannah Raigoza

Campus Supervision Assistant
Stephen Daugherty

Stephen Daugherty

Campus Supervision Assistant
Brenda Munoz

Brenda Munoz

Campus Supervision Assistant
Patricia Sanchez

Patricia Sanchez

Campus Supervision Assistant