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6th Grade ELA Staff

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Attended California State University Long Beach B.A. - Multiple Subject

Mrs. Kenia Acosta

I love to teach our young scholars because they are indispensible to a better and brighter future!

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Attended Chapman University and UCR BS, MA and GATE

Ms. Heidi Hetzer

I have been teaching in the district since 1999. I strive to help your child reach their full potential. I am a firm believer in reading and kids making the world go around. Personally, I love travel, cooking, reading and everything about my big fur babies. I look forward to seeing your child each day. Always feel free to contact me. 

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Attended Cal State University San Bernardino and Azusa Pacific University BA English (CSUSB) MA Education Technology

Mrs. Carol Hilbig

I have been a teacher in the district since 1992. I taught at Bemis, Dunn, Kucera, Rialto Middle and have served as a full time mentor to new teachers as well. I have two kids, Grace (19) and Garrett (18). I love to write and I enjoy sharing my love of writing to my students. My 5th grade teacher inspired me to become a teacher.

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Attended California Baptist University and Grand Canyon University BA in Liberal Arts (Minor in English) Master's of Education in Curriculum and Instruction Multiple Subject Credential K-6 Supplemental Credential in English 7-9

Mrs. Kim Liggan

I have a love and a passion for learning that I hope to instill in the students I teach. This leads them to set goals, take on challenges, have high expectations, and grow into lifelong learners.

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Attended University of North Carolina, Cal State San Bernardino, and Grand Canyon University BS in Business M.Ed. in Educational Administration MBA Ed.D(c)

Mr. John Wilson

I believe in preparing students not just academically but for life also.

7th Grade ELA Staff

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Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts / Theological Psychology / Minor in Art Multiple Subject Credential Preliminary Credential in English GATE Certified AVID Certified

Mrs. Jenna McLaughlin-King

I love to teach, travel, be trapped in an imaginative book, toss myself into learning new things, and turn out glorious arts & crafts that paint smiles on peoples' faces.

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Attended University of Iowa and Cal State San Bernardino Bachelor's in English and Secondary Education Master's in Curriculum and Instruction

Mrs. Jenny Parks

I've been teaching in the Rialto district since 2001. I am passionate about the subject matter I teach, but even more passionate about the students I serve. My third grade teacher inspired me to become an educator, and there have been many others along the way who have inspired and encouraged me. My hope is that all of my students know they are respected and loved. With this knowledge, they can then soar socially, emotionally, and academically.

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Attended California State University, San Bernardino Bachelor's in Liberal Studies Master's Degree in Elementary Education

Ms. Lorraine Rehm

Welcome to English 7! I'm excited to start the 2020-2021 school year with you. I've been part of the English Department for several years at Rialto Middle School. Of course, I always enjoy reading a good book and watching an action-packed movie! Please email me with any questions you may have about your child's progress in class.

8th Grade ELA Staff

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Attended Florida A&M University B.A. English Education

Ms. Tiffany Greenwood

My mission is to educate and inspire young people to become the best version of themselves through the teachings of Language Arts.

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Attended Cal State San Bernardino Bachelor of Arts in English, Literature Teaching Credential Single Subject in English AVID Elective Teacher and AVID Site Coordinator Certifications

Ms. Leona Goebel

I became an English teacher to help students improve communication through learning and applying formal English writing styles and improving their literacy analysis. AVID strategies and ideals are incorporated throughout my teaching so that every student can build skills that are necessary in higher education and many future careers. I believe in helping my students find a balance between working hard, playing, and keeping their stress levels down. 

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Reading Specialist

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B.A. Human Development M.S. TESOL M.A. Educational Administration GATE Certificate CLAD Certificate

Ms. Tracy Eisenhart

I was inspired to be a teacher at a very young age. All the way through middle and high school, I worked really hard to make sure I could get into college. In college, I studied Human Development and then earned a teaching credential. I taught 14 years in Pomona Unified School District and now 21 years in Rialto Unified School District. I love it when children learn something new and they are inspired to reach higher heights.

English Language Development

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Attended Cal Poly Pomona and Western Governors University BA - English MA - Education

Mrs. Brisa Silos

I have been teaching at Rialto Middle since 2004. I am very excited to continue working with English Learners.

ELA Instructional Coach

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Attended Linfield College, University of Redlands, and California State University San Bernardino B.A. Child Development M.A.Educationn/Reading Reading Specialist Administration Miller Unruh Special Education Reading Specialist

Mrs. Robbin Santiago

I have been an educator for over thirty-five years. My passion is to support students so that they maximize their potential. I continue to be excited about working collaboratively with students, parents, and the school community to make our vision a reality.