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Faculty Highlight – Jill Richards

Faculty Highlight – Jill Richards

This week for Faculty Facts Friday we are highlighting Jill Richards, ESL Coordinator. Mrs. Richards introduces students to new vocabulary, conversation, language and US traditions throughout her classes. When not teaching, she will be in the library, creating an academic environment for all students. Read below to learn some interesting facts […]

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Faculty Highlight – Mark Tamanaha

Faculty Highlight – Mark Tamanaha

This week for Faculty Facts Friday we are highlighting Mark Tamanaha, Math Teacher. Mr. Tamanaha graduated from Rio in 1999, and knows from his own experience as a student here, that a teacher can make a powerful difference in a young person’s life. Whether you knew Mr. Tamanaha in high school […]

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Faculty Highlight – Phoenix Hardin

Faculty Highlight – Phoenix Hardin

This week for Faculty Facts Friday we are highlighting Phoenix Hardin, Assistant Chaplain. Chaplain Phoenix spends most of her day organizing events for campus ministries and assisting the girls’ dorm. Read below to learn more about Phoenix Hardin:   Q: If you could choose to do anything for a day, which would […]

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Faculty Highlight – Lyle Bennett

Faculty Highlight – Lyle Bennett

This week for Faculty Facts Friday we are highlighting Lyle Bennett, Pastor and Religion IV Teacher. Mr. Bennett teams with the Campus Chaplain as well as other staff and students, to create space and opportunity for God to work in hearts and minds. Here are some facts about Lyle Bennett that […]

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Faculty Highlight – Anthony Handal

Faculty Highlight – Anthony Handal

This week for Faculty Facts Friday we are highlighting Anthony Handal, Religion Teacher and Chaplain at Rio. From teaching class to planning vespers and church, Mr. Handal is always busy on campus. Read below to learn some interesting facts about Anthony Handal.   Q: What are you most looking forward to […]

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Faculty Highlight – Israel Peralta

Faculty Highlight – Israel Peralta

This week for Faculty Facts Friday we are highlighting Israel Peralta, Director of Enrollment. Mr. Peralta plans New Student Orientation, Sports Camp, Academy Days and STEM Camp and goes on recruiting trips around the U.S. and the world. You may have seen Izzy around your school or church, but here are […]

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Faculty Highlight – Jared Henry

Faculty Highlight – Jared Henry

This week for Faculty Facts Friday we are highlighting Jared Henry, Assistant Boys Dean. In addition to mentoring students in the dorm, Dean Henry coaches the soccer team. Read below to learn some new facts about Jared Henry:   Q: Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give your […]

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Faculty Highlight – Renee Brassington

Faculty Highlight – Renee Brassington

This week for Faculty Facts Friday we are highlighting Renee Brassington, School Counselor. Mrs. Brassington’s duties on campus include meeting with students both individually and with small groups to give counsel about social, emotional and career issues. Here are 5 interesting facts about Rio’s school counselor:   Q: What was your […]

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Faculty Highlight – Rochelle White

Faculty Highlight – Rochelle White

This week for Faculty Facts Friday we are highlighting Rochelle White, Music Director. Rio’s music groups include Chorale, Lindaires, Sonare Bells and Orchestra under the direction of Ms. White. Aside from her passion for music, here are some facts that you might not know about Rochelle White.   Q: If you […]

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Faculty Highlight – Brad Benson

Faculty Highlight – Brad Benson

This week for Faculty Facts Friday we are highlighting Brad Benson, Alumni Relations/Work Coordinator. If you are an alumnus, you have probably seen Brad Benson at Alumni Weekend talking to as many past students as possible. Below are a few facts you probably did not know about Mr. Benson: Q: Knowing […]

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