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Faculty Highlight – Victor Anderson

Faculty Highlight – Victor Anderson

This week for Faculty Facts Friday we are highlighting Victor Anderson, Principal. Mr. Anderson graduated from Rio with the class of ’71. He began his teaching career 25 years ago and enjoys interacting with students and parents. Mr. Anderson returned to Rio in 2018 to serve as Principal at his alma […]

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Faculty Highlight – Aaron Meyer

Faculty Highlight – Aaron Meyer

This week for Faculty Facts Friday we are highlighting Aaron Meyer, Head Boys Dean. In addition to fixing up various parts of the dorm, Dean Meyer regularly performs room checks, makes sure boys are where they need to be and mentors teens on how to become manly, godly men. Here are 5 […]

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Faculty Highlight – Smirna Garcia Mahoney

Faculty Highlight – Smirna Garcia Mahoney

This week for Faculty Facts Friday we are highlighting Smirna Garcia Mahoney, Spanish Teacher. Students learn not only the Spanish language, but many aspects of the Hispanic cultures such as music, literature, customs, holidays and food. Read below to learn some new facts about Rio’s Spanish Teacher:   Q: If you could […]

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Faculty Highlight – Bruce Yingling

Faculty Highlight – Bruce Yingling

This week for Faculty Facts Friday we are highlighting Bruce Yingling, English Teacher. Bruce Yingling has been teaching English at Rio for over 25 years. He currently teaches Integrated English, English III, English IV, and Honors Junior and Senior English. Mr. Yingling emphasizes writing in all of his classes and challenges […]

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Faculty Highlight – Taylor Pittenger

Faculty Highlight – Taylor Pittenger

This week for Faculty Facts Friday we are highlighting Taylor Pittenger, Assistant Girls Dean and Religion Teacher. As a recent graduate from Pacific Union College with a degree in Religion, Taylor has put it to good use teaching Bible at Rio. Her creativity and positivity shows in the splashes of color […]

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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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