Our Staff


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The dedicated staff members at Rio Rico High School are all highly qualified in the fields in which they work, and they are ready, willing, and able to assist you and your child in any way possible. Simply click on the individual's email address below to get in touch with the person you need.

Education Quote

Office Personnel

Hector Estrada
(520) 375-8702
Chris Laughland
Athletics Director
(520) 375-8762
Dagoberto Lopez
Assistant Principal
(520) 375-8703

Billy Hix
Assistant to the Principal
(520) 375-8717

Jorge Moreno
CTE Coordinator
(520) 375-8704

Maribel Aguilar
Principal Secretary
(520) 375-8701
Alicia Baker
Instructional Coach
(520) 375-8727
Yolanda Felix
Assistant Principal Secretary
(520) 375-8716
Karla Sosa
School Receptionist
(520) 375-8700
Brenda Villareal
Book Store
(520) 375-8711
Elizabeth Moraila
Registrar /Counselor's Secretary
(520) 375-8705
Yahira Duran
(520) 375-8714
Carolina Leal
Parent Liaison
(520) 375-8894
Melanie Estrada
Athletics Secretary
(520) 375-8781
Eileen Gonzales
SEI Specialist
(520) 375-8726


Ally Alvarez
9th Grade 
(520) 375-8715
Ami Kemp
11th Grade
(520) 375-8713
Monique Quiroz
12th Grade
(520) 375-8712
Stephanie Carrasco
10th Grade 
(520) 375-8764


Hallie Birkett
Rosa Maria Cardenas
Engineering 1/2 and Metromatematicas
Joseph Ellison
Culinary Arts
Alexandra Hix
Sports Medicine 1 & 2
 Andrew Bickerton
Film and TV
Sharon Martinez
Richard McPherson
Brandon Moore
  Daniel Navarro
Agriculture Technician
Jimmy Navarro
Law Enforcement Program
Julie Preslar
CTE Secretary
(520) 375-8766
Kit Rendon
BOSA 1 & 2, Career Ex
Ronnie St. Clair


Mark Constantine
English 2
Cristobal Barajas
English 1
Shenicia Bell
English 2/Cambridge English 2
Michelle Gibbar
English 3
Bhavana Gupta
English 3 & 4
Michelle Hester
English 4
Michelle Hester
English 4
Loree Johnson
AP English 3/4, AP European History
Yemille Peiro
SEI List/Speak, SEI 1/2 Gram/Writing
Karl Schwartz
Cambridge 1

Fine Arts

Joseph Ellison
Byron Coulter
Jazz/Concert/Symphony/ Percussion
Carlos Quihuiz
Miguel Grijavla
Intro Art/Adv. Art/Ceramics
Hallie Birkett
Laura Roth
Assistant Marching Band Director
Leslie Encinas
Color Guard Coach

Foreign Language

Hilda Van Duinen[Web ]
Spanish 1 & 2
Ana Romero-Davis
AP Spanish 3 & 4, Spanish 2


Marinez Alvarez
Pre-Calculus, Algebra 2
Vaishali Shukla
Algebra 1
Falwell Bancolo
Algegra 1, Geometry
Philip Brown
Cambridge Math 1/2
Nagesh Kumar
AP Calc BC, Hon Pre-Calc, AP Calc AB, Pre-Calc
Joseph Scott
Algebra 2, STUCO
Chris Peters
Financial Lit, Astronomy
Ramona Soza

Physical Education

Andy Bachelier
Athletics Conditioning/Weights
Kevin Kuhm
Athletics Conditioning
Heidi Lukow
PE/Body Sculpting
Anna Montt
Weights, Sports Medicine Intern


Blake Cochran
Wanda Glenn
Earth Science
Teresa Potter
Chemistry/Cambridge Chemistry/ AP Chemistry
Mary Romero
Cambridge Biology, Biology
Nathan Sendgikoski
Physics/Con. Physics/AP Physics
Margaret Shaw[Web ]
Environmental Science/AP Environmental Science/AP Seminar

Social Studies

Hallie Birkett
World History/Cambridge World History
Morgan Falkner
U.S. History/Cambridge American History
Yvette Hernandez-Bailey
Government, AP Government
Tracy Lynch
AP Economics, Economics
Zachary Bunnell
World History
Daniel Rodriguez
U.S. History

Special Education

Mayra Aguilar
Instructional Aide
Salome Ceballos
Special Education Teacher
Isabel Garate
Instruction Aide V
Miguel Grijalva
Instruction Aide V
Norma Hernandez
Instruction Aide V
Sarah Lopez
Special Education Teacher
Crystal Merrill
Special Education Teacher
Mark Lugo-Gomez
Transition Specialist
Clarissa Ruiz
Instructional Aide V
Victoria Michel
Student Services

Library Staff

Patricia Bejarano
Media Specialist
(520) 375-8759
Melissa Rios
Library Technician
(520) 375-8759

Health Office

Cheryl Coppola
District Nurse
(520) 375-8708
Roshery Parada
Health Aide
(520) 375-8707


Rafael Corrales
Security Guard
Carlos Duran
Security Guard
Pedro Felix
Sheriff Resource Officer
(520) 375-8715
Hector Zuniga
Security Guard

Alternative Programs

Cima Vista Program

Marina Canez
Instructional Aide
(520) 375-8857
Luz Mendez
Program Teacher
(520) 375-8745
Sandra Teran
Instructional Aide
(520) 375-8750

Edgenuity (Enrichment Lab and Credit Recovery)

Lupe Delgado
Credit Recovery Teacher
(520) 375-8784
Molly Johnson
Enrichment Lab Instructional Aide
(520) 375-8737
Ivan Soto
Enrichment Lab Program Teacher
(520) 375-8725