(707) 431-5100
(707) 431-5100

Bruce Yingling

English Teacher
Ext. 143
“What is most inspiring about my job at Rio is the students and the growth they demonstrate during their time here and the accomplishments they achieve when they leave. Every time I stop and look at the natural beauty—the beautiful palette of reds and oranges in the fall, the shimmering light reflecting off the river, the rich greens of Fitch Mountain, and the panoramic view seen when looking out over the bank from Church Park—I say a quick prayer of thanks that I am blessed to live here,”  says Mr. Yingling.


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 his students to think deeper about their subject material.

Through the years, Mr. Yingling has shared his love of travel with students and has taken countless numbers of students and parents to Europe on study tours.

Mr. Yingling loves working and living at Rio. He sincerely believes that Rio is a family and is thrilled to be part of that family. Besides teaching, Mr. Yingling’s other passions are travel, cycling and running, photography, and enjoying time with his six grandchildren. Mr. Yingling and his wife, registrar Judy Yingling, have three daughters, who were raised on the Rio campus and will always consider Rio home.


  • B.A. English, M.A. Teaching-English