Valerie Bradd

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 Andrea Casas

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Andrea Casas

My name is Andrea Casas. I am so excited 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 University of Nevada Las Vegas. I have worked in the education field 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 husband and three children. Thank you for the opportunity to learn and grow with your beautiful children!

 Lupita Castaneda

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Lupita Castaneda

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!  

 Victoria Castro

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 Gillian Chen

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Gillian Chen

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

 Danielle Cherniss-Wilde

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¡Bienvenidos al salón 16!
 
I am very happy to be a part of the Riverview community.  I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to teach students the Spanish language.  I strongly believe being trilingual provides many professional and social advantages.  I look forward to assisting my students in developing various skills that will allow them to pursue endless future opportunities.
 
I am a native San Diegan.  I obtained my Bachelor's degree from San Diego State University and my Master's degree from the University of Southern California.  During my free time, I enjoy traveling, spending time with my family, reading, cooking, and going to the beach. 
 
I look forward to an exciting and successful school year!

 Ulises Cisneros

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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. 
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 Vanessa Cochran

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Vanessa Cochran

I love children and teaching!  I'm fortunate to be part of the Riverview community and family.  Not only do I teach here, but my children are students here too!  I've been teaching for 6 years and this is my 2nd year at Riverview.  I'm part of the first grade team and we all work really hard to ensure that quality teaching and learning is happening in our classrooms!
 
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 Grace Cox

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 Cookie Davis

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I have the best job at Riverview—teaching the Challenge Classes for high achieving 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders, and beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, leading the Student Lighthouse Team. I believe in challenging my students beyond what they think is possible and though I adore tech, I also get their noses off their screens and into the three-dimensional world. I encourage my students to improve their school by creating learning opportunities like the 3rd grade museum, physical education opportunities like the kickball tournament, and community service opportunities like the kindness notes program and trash patrol. I am continuously amazed by what elementary students can accomplish!

 

 Raquel de Hoyos

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Raquel de Hoyos

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

 Rosalba Herrera

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Rosalba Herrera

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

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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
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 Adrianna Huffine

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Adrianna Huffine

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

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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

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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

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 Wendy Medina

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 Claudia Molina

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Claudia Molina

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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Alejandra Morales

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.  

 Gina Nunez

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 Cecilia Ochoa

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Cecilia Ochoa

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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

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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

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Cynthia Richardson

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

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Zulma Santana

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

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I graduated from the University of Texas - El Paso with a B.S. in Speech, Hearing and Language Disorders in 1989 and completed my Masters of Health Science degree in Communication Disorders at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1991. I worked for 2 years in the public schools in Missouri while working on my Master's degree. Following that I worked in skilled nursing facilities and the hospital setting until I came back to the schools in 2007. I enjoy working with both children and adults. For fun, I enjoy hanging out with my husband and kids, golfing, skiing and going to Disneyland!

 Wei-Yu Wass

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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.

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 Catherine Wu

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