Staff Directory for 2016-2017

 Mr. Esteban Lizarraga, Principal
PrincipalHi, my name is Esteban Lizarraga and I’m excited to be a part of the team at Tomas Rivera MS as principal. My seven years of teaching began, in the Val Verde USD, as an impact (intervention) teacher at the elementary level and then taught social studies at the middle and high school level. I became an assistant principal, in the Jurupa USD, at a middle school and then a principal at an elementary school. I returned to the Val Verde USD team as an assistant principal at Citrus Hill High School. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in History at California State University of Fullerton, my teaching credential at Chapman University, and my Masters of Arts degree in Educational Leadership at California State University of San Bernardino. I am blessed to be married to my amazing wife Jacquelyn and father to our three wonderful sons, Micah, Oliver, and Gideon. I am honored to be a part of a learning community at Tomas Rivera that is committed to establishing a school culture which recognizes no limitations in the achievement and success of each student.
Ms. Zamora, Assistant Principal
Hello, my name is Rubi Zamora and I am the new Assistant Principal. I have been in education for over 20 years. I served as a teacher at Tomas Rivera Middle School for 10 years as a 6th grade Language Arts/ELD and Social Studies teacher. I was also the Instructional Coach for Tomas Rivera. I currently hold a Masters in Administration and Supervision and in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in ELD. I have a 23-year-old son who is going to school to become a counselor. I feel honored and privileged to work at a school with a dedicated staff who support all students in achieving success.
Mrs. Evans, Instructional Coach
I am honored to have a new position at Tomas Rivera Middle School as the Instructional Coach. I have served as an 8th grade Language Arts/ELD teacher at Tomas for seven years, and as department chair for the last five. Currently, I am also continuing to work as our school's AVID Excel Coordinator. I received my Bachelor's degree and teaching credential at San Diego State University. My active and determined one-year-old daughter keeps me busy at home. I look forward to working with all of our amazing teachers at Tomas.

Office Staff
We always welcome parents and other members of our community to our middle school. Call 951-940-8570 with your questions or to schedule an appointment with one or more of our staff members. All visitors are required to enter our school through the front office doors located under the electronic marquee sign. We look forward to working with you.
Mrs. Arnold Principal's Secretary & Office Manager
Email Email   - to schedule appointments with Mr. Lizarraga
  - to do business with the school
Mrs. Sanchez Assistant Principal's Secretary
Email Email   - to schedule appointments with Ms. Zamora
  - to ask questions about discipline issues and detentions
Mrs. Evans Front Office Secretary
  - to get a message to your child
  - to get help finding the best staff member to talk with
Mrs. Garcia Guidance / Records Technician
Email Email   - to change your contact information
  - to enroll in or exit from our school
Mrs. Flores Attendance Technician
Email Email   - to clear an absence
  - to ask about Saturday School
Mrs. Gerson Health Office Technician
 951-940-8570   - to ask questions about a sick or hurt child at school
  - to arrange to bring medications to school
Mrs. Bailey Library Media Technician
Email Email
Website Website
  - to discuss lost or damaged books
  - to request textbooks for home

Mrs. Acosta Counselor A-N, Peer Mediators, PBIS, Student Store Email
Ms. McPeek Counselor O-Z, AVID, AVID Excel, GATE, Scholars, Peer Tutors, State Testing, Sports Email
The school counselors provide academic counseling to all students, in addition to assisting students in resolving any personal problems that might arise. They also offer the opportunity for students to meet in groups to discuss study skills, family issues, coping skills, etc. Students must fill out a request form to see the counselor and should not sit in the office to see a counselor.
Link VVUSD Community Resource Directory for Parents  



Teacher Email/Website  Subject Special Assignment 
Adamkavicius Email
Science 8  
Akren Email
Science 7  
Alguire Email Physical Education 6 & 7 Athletics Coordinator
Amatriain Email Math & Science 6  
Avena Email Math & Science 6  
Beach Email SDC 6 & 7  
Blomberg Email Website Language Arts & History 6 GATE Facilitator
Bylin Email History 7 ASB Advisor
Carter Email Carter History 8
Casey Email Science 7  
Cervoni Email SDC 6 & 8  
Cicchinelli Email Website Math & Science 6  
Dantuono Email AVID AVID 6-8 AVID Coordinator
Esqueda Email Language Arts 8  
Gallardo Email Language Arts & History 6  
Garcia Email Garcia History 8  
Glassick Email Math 7 & 8  
Hanny Email RSP 8  
Haro Email RSP 6  
Hinton Email Language Arts & History 6 Yearbook Advisor
Hunt Email Physical Education 6 & 8  
Johns Email Band & Choir 6-8  
Jones Email Language Arts 7  
Kerr-Mosher Email Art 7 & 8  
Kitayama Email History 7 Scholars Coordinator
McCafferty Email Physical Education 6-8  
Montes  Email Math & Science 6  
Nicholls Email Math 7
Nikrasch Email Science 8  
Email Math & Science 6  
Rodriguez Email Math 8  
Ruiz Email Website Language Arts & History 6 Bilingual Facilitator
Sandoval Email SDC 7 & 8  
Email Language Arts 8  
Torres Email Language Arts 8  
Tran Email Math 7 & 8  
Vela Email Language Arts 7  
Wilbur Email Physical Education 6-8  
Wilson Email Wilson Language Arts & History 6  
Email RSP 7  

Classified & Support Staff

V. Figueredo, Psychologist D. Braco, District Security
B. Ruiz, Psychologist G. Yarbrough, District Security
L. Carty, Speech Therapist C. Gonzales, Custodian
F. Acevedo, Bilingual Instructional Aide D. Quintanar, Custodian
C. Corina, Bilingual Instructional Aide L. Solorio, Custodian
D. Carmona, Instructional Aide RSP/SDC M. Vallarreal, Custodian
A. Diaz, Instructional Aide RSP/SDC J. Campbell, Cafeteria Manager
D. Flores Diaz, Instructional Aide RSP/SDC M. Marquez, Cafeteria Assistant Manager
O. Guzman, Instructional Aide RSP/SDC O. Arteaga, Cafeteria Assistant
E. Sanchez, Instructional Aide RSP/SDC B. Ayala, Cafeteria Assistant
R. Pearson, Instructional Aide RSP/SDC D. Garcia, Cafeteria Assistant
C. Cabrera, Supervision Aide V. Hurtado, Cafeteria Assistant
D. Dunams, Supervision Aide A. Jordan, Cafeteria Assistant
  M. Lima, Cafeteria Assistant

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