Valerie Bradd - 5th Grade Spanish

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 Andrea Casas - 2nd Grade Spanish

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Andrea Casas - 2nd Grade Spanish

My name is Andrea Casas. I am so happy to be a part of the Lakeside Union School District Family! I was born and raised in San Diego. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies at San Diego State University and my Master’s degree at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. I have worked in the field of education for over 15 years and come from a family of educators. I love spending time with my family. I enjoy traveling and adventures with my three children, Eric, Alexa, and Evan. Thank you for the opportunity to learn and grow with your beautiful children! 

 Lupita Castañeda - 3rd Grade Spanish

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Lupita Castañeda - 3rd Grade Spanish

My name is Lupita Castañeda.  I have taught 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade and this year I am excited to be at Riverview Language Academy teaching 3rd grade!  I am thrilled for this new school year and for all the fun and learning activities that I'll be sharing with my students.  In addition, I feel fortunate to be in a school where synergy is evident and where being proactive is being practiced and promoted.

iBienvenidos a tercer grado!  iVamos a tener un año estupendo!  

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 Ulisses Cisneros - 2nd Grade Spanish

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Ulisses Cisneros - 2nd Grade Spanish

 
It's a pleasure to be teaching at Riverview Elementary. I believe that every student can accomplish anything with the collaborative support amongst teachers, parents and students.  Please feel free to contact me anytime.  
 Vanessa Cochran - 3rd Grade Spanish

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Vanessa Cochran - 3rd Grade Spanish

I was born and raised in San Diego; I received my Bachelor's in Liberal Arts at the University of San Diego. I also obtained my Masters's degree in Education At National University. This is my 13th year of teaching and my 9th year at Riverview. My experience has been in TK, 1st, 2nd, 3rd & now currently teaching 5th. I love camping and traveling with my family.
 
 Nicolette Corley - Counselor

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Nicolette Corley - Counselor

Hello, my name is Nickie Corley and I am the school counselor for Riverview International Academy. I was born and raised in San Diego and did all of my schooling here. I have a Master's degree and Pupil Personnel Services credential in School Counseling from SDSU. My goal is to provide students the necessary life and learning skills to be successful at RIA and throughout their entire lives! When I'm not working I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, and going to the beach.  

 

 

 Raquel de Hoyos - 2nd Grade Spanish

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Raquel de Hoyos - 2nd Grade Spanish

I am so happy to be joining the second grade team this year.  I look forward to a wonderful year.

 Rosalba Herrera - 4th Grade Spanish

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Rosalba Herrera - 4th Grade Spanish

My name is Rosalba Herrera and I am so excited to be here at the Riverview school community teaching 4th grade in the Spanish program!

I am a native Spanish speaker from Los Angeles. I completed both my B.S. in Ecology, Behavior and Evolution and my Masters of Education at UC San Diego. My goal as a teacher is to create a strong classroom community in which my students can flourish as learners and develop their passions for learning.

Please, feel free to contact me anytime. I look forward to a great school year!

 Carolyn Hood - 3rd Grade English

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Carolyn Hood - 3rd Grade English

I am thrilled to be working with a POWERHOUSE team, in a program I am PASSIONATE about, at a school I BELIEVE in, for students who are tomorrow's GLOBAL LEADERS! As an educator since 1997, I have extensive experience as a classroom teacher, instructional coach, master trainer, and curriculum developer. Over the years, I've had amazing opportunities to positively impact education by working with K-8 students, teachers, and administrators up and down California and across the U.S. I am excited to be home, at the school my husband and I chose for our own two children, crafting meaningful learning opportunities. I strive to use my enthusiasm, adventurousness, know-how, and passion for lifelong learning to pioneer pathways that guide, support, and empower ALL learners.
 
Carolyn Hood, M.A., NBCT

 Adrianna Huffine - 4th Grade Spanish

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Adrianna Huffine - 4th Grade Spanish

Hello, my name is Adrianna Huffine. I am very excited to be teaching in the Lakeside Union School District.

I was born and raised in Davis, CA and I am so fortunate to have grown up in a Spanish bilingual home. Being bilingual has greatly enriched many parts of my life. I have a Bachelors degree in Biology from San Jose State and a Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of San Francisco. I taught Spanish bilingual elementary school for seven years in San Jose, CA and three years in Alpine, CA. Each day I teach is an opportunity to share what I know, and get to be amazed by the incredible talents your children possess. I am most proud of my two wonderful children. They have given me breathtaking experiences, boundless multi-tasking skills and endless love. 

 Maria Llamas - 5th Grade Spanish

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Maria Llamas - 5th Grade Spanish

My name is Maria Llamas and I am honored to be teaching at Riverview International Academy.

Educationally, I completed my Liberal Studies bachelor’s degree with a Mathematics Concentration, Honors Program with a Senior Thesis, General Music Minor, Multiple Subject Credential, Action Research project, and Master’s in Education, with a focus on Curriculum and Instruction, at the University of San Diego (USD). 

Beyond my studies, I have had the privilege of growing up bilingual and working with students from varied cultural and educational backgrounds. I have worked with students ranging from pre-school to graduate-level schooling, through my service as a grader/teaching assistant of USD's Mathematics and Computer Science Department, note taker for a disability services department, teaching in a child development center, serving as a program liaison of an international exchange program hosted by the San Diego Diplomacy Council/Global Ties, tutoring, student teaching, substituting, teaching catechism, etc. 

In the classroom, I strive to expose students to curriculum through varied modalities, incorporate interdisciplinary and arts integrated lessons, address multiple learning styles, and implement differentiation and best practices. It is my hope that this will serve to support my students to continue strengthening their 21st century skill set of critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration.

Personally, I enjoy the arts, sports, and learning opportunities.

As a lifelong learner, I am excited and honored to learn alongside your child. Please feel free to contact me anytime.

 Diana Luu - 5th Grade Mandarin/English

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Diana Luu - 5th Grade Mandarin/English

I'm Diana Luu and I am excited to teach fifth grade in the Mandarin immersion program here at Riverview! I grew up in the Inland Empire, and have lived in San Diego for almost ten years now, obtaining my Master's of Education and undergraduate degrees (double major in International Studies and Chinese Studies, minor in Education Studies) from UC San Diego.
 
As a teacher, I hope to challenge and grow the minds of my students. I want to push them to become active participants of their own learning, help them discover interests, talents, natural gifts, and develop necessary skills to become self-directed adults. I want to create a safe and comfortable learning environment where my students can frequently collaborate and engage in peer interaction. 
 
Please do not hesitate to reach out to me about any questions, concerns, feedback, etc. 
 Marjorie Mayen - 4th Grade Spanish

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 Wendy Medina - 2nd Grade Spanish

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 Claudia Molina - RSP

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Claudia Molina - RSP

It is a pleasure to be your child's teacher at Riverview.  I look forward to a great school year.  Please feel free to contact me any time.  

 Alejandra Morales

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 Annie Mulholland

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Annie Mulholland

¡Bienvenidos! My name is Annie Mulholland. I am from San Diego, CA. I went to Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA where I studied International Studies and Spanish. After graduating, I moved to Madrid, Spain where I taught for 3 years. After moving back, I got my bilingual teaching credential and Masters in Dual Language Education from San Diego State University. I taught 1st grade at Winter Gardens for 6 years and am now teaching 3rd grade at Riverview! I love to help students build a love of reading and a desire to never stop learning! I am excited to be your child's teacher this year!

 Gina Nuñez - 4th/5th Grades Spanish

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 Cecilia Ochoa - 2nd Grade Spanish

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Cecilia Ochoa - 2nd Grade Spanish

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Welcome to Room 12! I am very excited about returning to Second grade this year and anticipate a wonderful learning experience for your child. The second grade team has planned a truly remarkable year. I am looking forward to meeting all of you, clarifying any concerns, and answering your questions.

 Maria Ramos - 3rd Grade Spanish

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Maria Ramos - 3rd Grade Spanish

It is a pleasure to be your child's teacher at Riverview.  I look forward to a great year.  Please contact feel free to contact me any time.

 Cynthia Richardson - 2nd Grade English

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Cynthia Richardson - 2nd Grade English

It is a pleasure to be your child's teacher at Riverview.  I look forward to a great school year.  Please feel free to contact me any time.

 Zulma Santana - 3rd Grade Spanish

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Zulma Santana - 3rd Grade Spanish

I am very excited and honored to be working at Riverview School where students learn in Spanish and Mandarin. This will be my eighth year working for Lakeside Unified School District. At the University of California, San Diego, I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. I furthered my education and received my BCLAD/California Teaching Credential and Masters of Education specializing in cross-cultural teaching. I have been in education since I was eighteen years old. I started off as a teacher assistant and went on to various teaching positions: substitute teacher, Impact Teacher, Spanish Immersion teacher, virtual teacher and now I am excited to be your child's teacher. I was also in the Army Reserves for eight years including a one year deployment to Iraq in 2003. While deployed there I had the opportunity to open the first school for soldiers in Iraq where I taught a class that enabled them to advance in their military careers. I have had the opportunity to travel to Mexico, El Salvador, China, Denmark, France, London and various states in our nation. As a life-long learner, I am constantly attending professional development to bring the most up-to-date research into the classroom. I enjoy sharing my experiences and love of learning with my students.

 Fonda Tripp - Speech Therapist

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Fonda Tripp - Speech Therapist

This is my 14th year working in this district as a licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist, and my 32nd year overall in the field.  I hold a Masters in Health Science in the field of Communication Disorders from the University of Missouri - Columbia, and a Bachelor's of Health Science in Speech, Language and Hearing Disorders from the University of Texas-El Paso.  I have worked with all ages, from infants to geriatrics, and across settings including nursing homes, a  hospital, and an outpatient clinic.  I love working in schools and watching these children grow in their communication skills!  I also love our school district. I have two girls who grew up in Lakeside and attended the local schools and benefited from the wonderful programs Lakeside has to offer.  One of my daughters is currently working on her Master's degree in the field of Speech-Language Pathology, and the other is a junior at Cal State Fullerton University, majoring in musical theater.  I love all things Disney and spending time with my family. 

 Wei-Yu Wass - 3rd Grade Mandarin

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Wei-Yu Wass - 3rd Grade Mandarin

Ni Hao! I'm Guo Lao Shi/ Mrs. Wass.   This is my second year in Riverview.  I am teaching 3rd grade Chinese immersion this year.  With my 16 years of teaching experiences, I've taught 1st, 3rd, 4th grade previously and even Kindergarten/1st grade combo.  I'd also taught middle school in Taiwan for 3 years before I decided to move to the USA.

I was born in Taiwan and grew up in the city of Tainan, which is in the south of Taiwan. The best thing about Taiwan is the food! My favorite is chicken feet--just kidding, really it’s the Taiwanese pastries!  When I came to the U.S., I enrolled at SDSU and received a Master’s Degree in Education. I then obtained my California Teaching Credential and continued my passion for teaching in a culture much different from my native Taiwan. 

 Riverview’s trilingual program is preparing our students for their part as global citizens. I'm very excited to have the honor to be part of this innovative immersion program. I believe all the students are gifted in their own way, and therefore my goal as a teacher is to help them to discover their own strengths. Most importantly, I want to promote their love of learning that they will carry with them for their whole lives. 

 I'm married and am blessed to have two wonderful children.  Both of my children are also attending a Spanish immersion school.  My kids are my joy, and I enjoy spending my free time with them. Each is so different, and just like my students, each is a gem.

 Kristin Will - 4th/5th Grades English

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 Erika Woolsey - 3rd Grade Spanish

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Erika Woolsey - 3rd Grade Spanish

¡Hola! My Name is Erika Woolsey! I will be your child’s 3rd-grade teacher for the 2020-2021 school year! This will be my 16th year teaching and my 8th year at Riverview Elementary! It is a privilege to be part of the Riverview Spanish Immersion Program. I attended San Diego State University for my undergraduate degrees, teaching credential, and master's program. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, exercising, spending time with my family, and traveling. Please feel free to email me with questions and concerns that you may have. I look forward to a fun and successful school year with your students!

 Catherine Wu - 4th/5th Grades Mandarin

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