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Kris Hackbusch, Principal

E-Mail: khackbusch@washoeschools.net
Mr. Hackbush's Blog
Subjects:

I am fortunate enough to be the principal of Reno High School.

Educational Background:

I attended the University of Nevada for Secondary Education with a Major in Social Studies and a Minor in English. I then received a Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Nevada also.

Extracurricular activities:

I enjoy running, biking and coaching youth sports like baseball and basketball.

Why are you at RHS?:

I want to be a small part of continuing the rich tradition of excellence at Reno High School. My own children and nephews will be attending RHS in the future also.

 

Mitch Chubb, Assistant Principal

Staff Photo PlaceholderE-Mail: mchubb@washoeschools.net

Subjects:

I am the Assistant Principal of Attendance, Activities, 11th grade, IAT, and 504.

Educational Background:

I have a Bachelor of Science in Biology-UNR; Grad Special Education-UNR; Masters Educational Leadership-Grand Canyon.

Extracurricular activities:

I enjoy reading, running, hiking, and being with family and friends.

Why are you at RHS?:

Reno High is deep-rooted with a highly motivated staff and high achieving students. The culture here is positive and challenging.

 

Linda Feroah, Assistant Principal

E-Mail: lferoah@washoeschools.net

Subjects:

I am the Asst. Principal in charge of 12th grade students, Curriculum, Testing, Technology and the Red House Project.

Educational Background:

I have a B.A. from UNR - Major Political Science; Minor French; M.A. in Educational Leadership from Univ.of San Francisco.

Extracurricular activities:

I enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking, skiing, snowshoeing and gardening.

Why are you at RHS?:

I have ALWAYS been at RHS. I started my teaching career here, became the Dean of Students and then an Assistant Principal. I think this is the best school in the state of Nevada and would never want to be anywhere but here.

 

Robert LeVitt, Assistant Principal

Staff Photo Placeholder E-Mail: rlevitt@washoeschools.net

Subjects:

I am the Assistant Principal-Athletic Administrator for 10th Graders; Buildings and Grounds; School Safety; Discipline Lead.

Educational Background:

I have a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Nevada;Master of Arts in Educational Leadership,University of Phoenix.

Extracurricular activities:

I enjoy supporting my two kids in their extracurricular activities; Skiing and many other outdoor activities.

Why are you at RHS?:

What a great opportunity. After 20 years in Elementary Schools, twelve as a school principal, my dream job came available. The opportunity to come to Reno High as an Assistant Principal. Although the bitter rival of my high school, Reno is known for its traditions of excellence in academics, activities, athletics. I knew the adminsitrative team was top of the line, that the staff was superior and second to none. Who wouldn't want to be a part of what we have at Reno High School and to have the opportunity to bring the most important thing to me to school with me everyday, my daughter, and hopefully soon, my son will make the choice to join the two of us as Huskies.

 

Tom Kent, Assistant Principal

Staff Photo PlaceholderE-Mail: tkent@washoeschools.net

Subjects:

Dean of Students

Educational Background:

I am a history major with minors in Health/PE and Traffice Safety. I earned an Education Masters Degree in Educational Administration, and have 29 years of experience as a public school teacher/administrator.

Extracurricular activities:

I enjoy playing and watching sports, and am a Seattle Seahawks and Mariners fan. I also enjoy running, hiking and biking, reading and listening to music and playing my guitar poorly. I will travel anywhere, and love to drive.

Why are you at RHS?:

I chose to come to Reno HS. I am very happy to be here.

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Loren Cowen, Counselor

E-Mail: lcowen@washoeschools.net
Subjects:

Counselor

Educational Background:

I have a Masters of Arts, Counseling Educational Psychology National Board Certified School Counselor.

Extracurricular activities:

I enjoy hanging with my family, hunting, fishing, and riding quads.

Why are you at RHS?:

Working at Reno High is the Best!

 

Craig Lemons, Counselor

E-Mail: clemons@washoeschools.net
Subjects:

Counselor

Educational Background:

I have a Bachelor of Science-UNR; Masters in Counseling-University of Phoenix.

Extracurricular activities:

I enjoy mountain biking, cross country skiing, and downhill skiing.

Why are you at RHS?:

I graduated from Reno High School in the 1970's. I always wanted to come back here because it's the best school in the state. My son is currently a Huskie.

 

Sue Rodriguez, Counselor

E-Mail: srodriguez@washoeschools.net

Subjects:

Counselor

Educational Background:

I have a Masters in Counseling and Educational Psychology from UNR.

Extracurricular activities:

I enjoy playing softball, reading, and going to the lake!

Why are you at RHS?:

Simply put, Reno High is the best!

 

Jeff Tomac, Counselor

E-Mail: jtomac@washoeschools.net
Website: Sierra Nevada Classic
Subjects:

I am the Lead Counselor, Scholarship Chair and Head Wrestling Coach.

Educational Background:

I have a BA - Cal Poly - SLO, MA - U of Nevada, NBCC Certified Counselor.

Extracurricular activities:

I enjoy fishing and golf.

Why are you at RHS?:

Is there somewhere else?

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Linda Brady, Facilitator

E-Mail: lbrady@washoeschools.net

Subjects:

I manage the College and Career Center.

Educational Background:

I have a B.S. Applied Mathematics, University of Missouri, Rolla .

Extracurricular activities:

I enjoy hiking, reading, gardening, and visiting friends.

Why are you at RHS?:

I want to help students find careers they enjoy and the best pathway to get there. I also like finding money for their education. The Reno High atmosphere is a very good fit for me.

 

Marilyn Johnson, Administrative Assistant

E-Mail: mkjohnson@washoeschools.net

Subjects:

I am the Administrative Assistant.

Educational Background:

I have a Business Degree.

Extracurricular activities:

I enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, walking my dogs, yoga, and movies.

Why are you at RHS?:

I'm very lucky to be at Reno High School. We have the most amazing staff and students here.

 

Lynn Carlsen, Clerical Assistant

E-Mail: lcarlsen@washoeschools.net

Subjects:

I am Reno High's Clerical Assisant.

Educational Background:

I achieved my BA from UNR.

Extracurricular activities:

I enjoy baking, decorating, writing, making yarn wreaths and driving my 77 VW Bug.

Why are you at RHS?:

The wonderful staff, students and amazing school spirit. The yellow tile walls draw me in like a magnet.

 

Amy McMullen, Registrar

Staff Photo PlaceholderE-Mail: amcmullen@washoeschools.net

Subjects:

Registrar: Enrollments, Withdrawals and Records

Educational Background:

I went Scottsdale High School and then Arizona State University and took lots of Spanish classes throughout the years.

Extracurricular activities:

I enjoy hiking with my dog, bubba walking for exercise, reading, and traveling anywhere.

Why are you at RHS?:

My passion is working with high school students. I enjoy interacting with them and especially their sense of humor. Having moved here a year ago from the south and a high school there, I fortunately was hired by Reno High School.

 

Jeanine Mortensen, Bookkeeper

E-Mail: jmortensen@washoeschools.net

Subjects:

I am the Bookkeeper for Reno High School.

Educational Background:

I am a high school graduate, and have had some college.

Extracurricular activities:

I enjoy reading, sewing ,and spending time with my grandkids.

Why are you at RHS?:

It is a great place to work!

 

Valerie Rillon, Attendance Facilitator

E-Mail: vrillon@washoeschools.net

Subjects:

I am the attendance facilitator in the office.

Educational Background:

I have a Business Major.

Extracurricular activities:

Reading and crewel.

Why are you at RHS?:

The staff is amazing!

 

Tina Rooker, VP Secretary

E-Mail: trooker@washoeschools.net

Subjects:

I am the Athletic/VP Secretary.

Educational Background:

N/A

Extracurricular activities:

I love watching the Huskies play any sport!

Why are you at RHS?:

I am at Reno High because of the strong sense of family and the traditions at the school. This is the absolute best place to work!

 

Kim Borders, Attendance

Staff Photo PlaceholderE-Mail: kborders@washoeschools.net

Subjects:

I am the attendance clerk for Reno High.

Educational Background:

Human Resources

Extracurricular activities:

I enjoy reading.

Why are you at RHS?:

I like the students and teachers. The hours also work great for me.

 

Cheryl Williams-Arobio, Attendance

Staff Photo PlaceholderE-Mail: carobio@washoeschools.net

Subjects:

I am the Reno high attendance secretary.

Educational Background:

I have a Bachelors from UCLA.

Extracurricular activities:

I enjoy singing, gardening, and crossword puzzles.

Why are you at RHS?:

I am here to help students be more successful and to help teachers be able to teach to the max.

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Lafayette Webb, School Police

E-Mail: lwebb@washoeschools.net

Subjects:

I am the Law Enforcement/Campus Police Officer.

Educational Background:

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from University of Las Vegas. (18 years of law enforcement experience).

Extracurricular activities:

I like to run, read, travel, watch movies, and watch sports.

Why are you at RHS?:

I am here to help serve and protect the greatest students, faculty and administrators in Nevada. I'm very honored to serve at this school.

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Tomas Macaluso, Graphic Design/IT

E-Mail: tmacaluso@washoeschools.net
Class Website
Subjects:

I teach Graphic Design 1, 2, 3; IT Essentials 1, 2; Varsity Assistant Coach - Boys Basketbal;l FBLA Co-Advisor; IT Coordinator

Educational Background:

I have a Masters Degree in Art (Digital Media) from UNR. I have a Masters Degree in Educational Administration from Grand Canyon University.

Extracurricular activities:

I enjoy lounging in the my Bat Cave.

Why are you at RHS?:

Have you seen the Den of Knowledge? Plus, there is no better place to work.

 

Matt MacKay, Director of Red House

E-Mail: mmackay@washoeschools.net
Class Website
Subjects:

I teach Animation 1/2, Marketing and Principles of Business and Marketing. I am the Career and Technical Education Department Chair and the Director of Reno High School's Signature Academy, the Red House Project. I am an advisor for Future Business Leaders of America, Health Occupation Students of America and the National Honor Society.

Educational Background:

I have a Bachelor of Science Degree, Dual Major Business and Math Degree from the University of Nevada Reno. I have a Masters Degree in Computer Technology from Lesley University and a Masters Degree in Educational Administration from Grand Canyon University.

Extracurricular activities:

I enjoy traveling, camping, hiking, going to the beach, watching movies, and spending time with my family

Why are you at RHS?:

We are the best school in Washoe County. We have a great staff, supportive parents and wonderful students.

 

Traci Scichilone, Web Design/CADD

Staff Photo Placeholder E-Mail: tscichilone@washoeschools.net
Class Website
Subjects:

I teach Web Design I/II/III/IV, CADD I/II/III/IV, and Computer Literacy.

Educational Background:

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary and Special Education along with a Master's Degree in Technology Education.

Extracurricular activities:

I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, and health and fitness.

Why are you at RHS?:

I love being in an educational atmosphere where teachers are excited about what they do! It inspires me.

 

Diana Quinlan, Photography/Video

E-Mail: dquinlan@washoeschools.net

Subjects:

I teach Computer Literacy, Photography, and Video Production.

Educational Background:

I have a Business Education Degree from UNR. I have a Masters in Educational Technology from Lesley University and Masters in Educational Leadership from Grand Canyon University.

Extracurricular activities:

I enjoy walking, gardening, sewing, and being a Co-Pilot for my husband.

Why are you at RHS?:

Over the past 20 years, RHS has maintained a level of excellence in education and grown to exceed all of my hopes for a meaningful career in education. The students and staff still inspire me and I still love coming to work every day.


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Marie Ramsey

E-Mail: mramsey@washoeschools.net

Subjects: English, A.P. Language and Composition

Educational Background: UNR, MA for the Teaching of English, BA Speech Communication and Journalism.

Years of teaching:14

Education/teaching honors received:Educator of Distinction 2004, National Society of High School Scholars; Distinguished Educator 2004, Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers


Why are you at RHS?: I love the positive energy of the Reno High Community. Students are here to learn, to excel, to challenge, and to grow, and I learn something valuable from them every day.

 

Amy Beischel

E-Mail: abeischel@washoeschools.net
Subjects: English

Educational Background: Master, BA in English

Years of teaching: 6

Education/teaching honors received:

Extracurricular activities: Junior Class Advisor

Why are you at RHS?: Reno excels in everything, and I want to be part of the school's excellence.


 

Brent Busboom


E-Mail: bbusboom@washoeschools.net

Subjects: AP English Lit., English 7-8

Educational Background:

Years of teaching: 13

Education/teaching honors received:
Reno Gazette Journal 2004 Runner-Up Best High School English Teacher, 2007 Best High School Teacher in Northern Nevada – Reno News & Review and AP English Literature National Exam Reader.

Extracurricular activities: Advisor, Young Democrats

Why are you at RHS?:  Because it is, without question, the best high school in the state.


 

Crystal Edwards

E-Mail: cmedwards@washoeschools.net

Subjects: English 3-4 (H) / Leadership

Educational Background: Masters Admin Bach. Sec. Ed.

Years of teaching: 6

Education/teaching honors received:NASC New Advisor of the Year 2009-2010, WEA Most Influential Teacher 2008 and 2009

Extracurricular activities: Leadership advisor.

Why are you at RHS?: Reno High is the only place I would want to be. It is the best and the tradition is inspiring.


 

Rebekah Foster

E-Mail: rfoster@washoeschools.net

Subjects: English

Educational Background: BA in English

Years of teaching: 10

Education/teaching honors received:
Who’s Who in 2006, NNFL Double Diamond coach, NNFL coach of the year 2007

Extracurricular activities: Freshman Advisor, Assistant Speech and Debate Coach, Freshman Seminar Coordinator

Why are you at RHS?: Other than Disneyland, it's the happiest place on Earth and it's my home.

 

Kyle Gordon

E-Mail: krgordon@washoeschools.net

Subjects: English

Educational Background:


Years of teaching: 1



Why are you at RHS?:


 

Christy Briggs

E-Mail: cbriggs@washoeschools.net

Subjects: English, Intor to Journalism, Speech & Debate, Creative Writing, Newspaper

Educational Background:
M.A. Administration

B.A. Secondary Ed

Years of teaching: 11

Education/teaching honors received:
Certified Journalism Educator, NNFL president

Extracurricular activities:
Newspaper, Literary Magazine, Speech & Debate Coach

Why are you at RHS?:
Reno High School is the best school in the district! From the leadership of our admin all the way down to the students, there is a love for learning and an unmatched collegiality. This is an amazing school, and it’s an honor to teach here.

 

Sparrow Malvino

E-Mail: smalvino@washoeschools.net

Subjects: English

Educational Background: Masters of Educational Administration

Years of teaching: 13

Education/teaching honors received:
Excellence in Education 2004

Extracurricular activities: Roller Derby with Battle Born Derby

Why are you at RHS?: It's the best school in the district.

 

Brad McClellan

E-Mail: bmcclellan@washoeschools.net

Personal Website: http://teacherweb.com/nv/reno/brad/

Subjects: English

Educational Background: Boston University, Snow College, UNR

Years of teaching: 10


Extracurricular activities: Asst. Coach Girls Varsity Basketball and Meditation Club.

Why are you at RHS?: I love it here! Great kids, great colleagues.

 

Theresa McKillip

E-Mail: tmckillip@washoeschools.net

Subjects: English

Educational Background:
BA in Sec. Ed. from UNR

Years of teaching:9


Why are you at RHS?: As a Reno High graduate (class of '97), I know what a great school this is, and I am thrilled to be here as a teacher, continuing our tradition of greatness.

 

Jamie Stone

E-Mail: jastone@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Freshman and Junior English


Educational Background: BA from UNR, M.Ed. from UNR

Years of teaching: 11


Extracurricular activities: Junior Class Advisor.

Why are you at RHS? I graduated from RHS in 1996.  I love the traditions and school spirit here!

 

Lizabeth Walsh, M.J.E.

E-Mail: ewalsh@washoeschools.net

Subjects: English, Yearbook

Educational Background: Masters in teaching Grand Canyon University, AZ, Bachelor’s English UNLV

Years of teaching: 20

Education/teaching honors received:Selected as 2011 Distinguished Yearbook Adviser by the Journalism Education Association. Nominated for Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s Gold Key for significant contributions to scholastic journalism

Extracurricular activities:  Adviser of Re-Wa-Ne yearbook, 2011 winner of CSPA Gold Medal and NSPA All-American, Member, Journalism Education Association’s Curriculum/Development Commission & Certification Commission, Balfour Yearbook Journalism Camp Faculty Member.


Why are you at RHS?: Its's my neighborhood school, and I love the atmosphere!

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Lauren Gandolfo

E-Mail: lgandolfo@washoeschools.net

Subjects:

Educational Background:


Years of teaching:

Education/teaching honors received:

Extracurricular activities:


Why are you at RHS?:


 

David Gaunt

E-Mail: dgaunt@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Choir

Educational Background: Masters Degree in Composition

Years of teaching: 9

Education/teaching honors received:

Extracurricular activities:
ASpring Musical, Cheering for son and daughter

Why are you at RHS?:


 

Judy Hasperis

E-Mail: jhasperis@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Art

Educational Background: M. education


Years of teaching: 14

Education/teaching honors received:
B of A, Masters


Why are you at RHS?: When your job is for and with the best….it isn’t a job – it is pure enjoyment!


 

Hannah Neace

E-Mail: hneace@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Theater/Alt Ed.

Educational Background: Masters in Education, Admin, Bachelors In Eng. And Theater education

Years of teaching: 5


Extracurricular activities:
Drama Club, all Drama based activities at RHS

Why are you at RHS?: I am at RHS because it has one of the best groups of people to work with faculty and students alike.

 

Tim Wood

E-Mail: Tewood@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Band

Educational Background:
BA Music Ed. UNR

Years of teaching: 0


Extracurricular activities:
Bike riding, yoga, Nevada wstory

Why are you at RHS?:
Best kids and parents in WCSD.

 

Gerald Willis

E-Mail: gwillis@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Orchestra

Educational Background: BM, M, M

Years of teaching: 31

Education/teaching honors received:
WCSD Teacher of the year 1998


Why are you at RHS?:



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Barbara Whiteley

E-Mail:bwhiteley@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Library

Educational Background: BS. M. Ed.


Years of teaching: 24

Extracurricular activities:
Reading! And skiiing, gardening, pets and family

Why are you at RHS?: What's not to like?

Toni White

E-Mail:twhite@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Library

Educational Background:


Years of teaching:

Extracurricular activities:


Why are you at RHS?:


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Christine Bonine

E-Mail: cbonine@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Algebra & Trig/Pre Calc

Educational Background: B.S. & M. Ed


Years of teaching: 21

Education/teaching honors received: M. Ed. Univ of South. Miss.



Why are you at RHS?: I love teaching at RHS. The students are terrific and the math dept. is fantastic.


 

 

Cathleen Evans

E-Mail: cevans@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Math

Educational Background: BA in Mathematics, Carroll College Montana, MA in Teaching Mathematics, University of Nevada Reno

Years of teaching: 20


Education/teaching honors received: National Board Certification


Extracurricular activities: Science Bowl, Academic Olympics, Volleyball Books

Why are you at RHS?:

 

Shane Foster

E-Mail: sfoster@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Math

Educational Background: BA accounting- Santa Clara University, MA- Grand Canyon University


Years of teaching: 21

Education/teaching honors received:


Extracurricular activities: Girls Varsity Basketball Coach


Why are you at RHS?: Because RHS is the best academic school in the GREAT State of Nevada.


 

Paul Goodfellow

E-Mail: pgoodfellow@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Math

Educational Background: B.S. Sec Ed (Math), Masters in administration.


Years of teaching: 15

Education/teaching honors received:


Extracurricular activities: family (3 kids), kayaking/canoeing, avid outdoorsmen


Why are you at RHS?:"Found the best place on Earth... and it's not Disneyland!"


 

Bill Liessmann

E-Mail: wliessmann@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Math

Educational Background: BA in Finance, Masters in Education

Years of teaching: 5


Extracurricular activities: Golf, Coaching, being with family


Why are you at RHS?: I wanted to be at the best high school.

 

Jason Mattick

E-Mail: jmattick@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Math

Educational Background: BA Sec. Ed. Major in math at UNR, MA Ed. Admin.


Years of teaching: 8

Education/teaching honors received:National Society of High School Scholars: Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction
And Congressional Youth Leadership Council: Honorary Member


Extracurricular activities: JV football head coach, ski club


Why are you at RHS?: It’s the best school in Northern Nevada, and some of my closest friends are also teachers here.


 

Christopher Mortara

E-Mail: cmortara@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Math

Educational Background: BS in Ed. from UNR


Years of teaching: 7



Extracurricular activities: Ski Club Advisor


Why are you at RHS?:


 

Michael Potter

E-Mail: mcpotter@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Math

Educational Background: UC Davis 1980 BS Engineering, 2003 UNR for teaching credential


Years of teaching:8


Extracurricular activities: Faculty Advisor for Math Competitions, Anime Club, and Rotary-Interact Club.


Why are you at RHS?: I love the academic excellence at Reno High.  It is truly cool to be smart here.


 

Keri Powers

E-Mail: kpowers@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Math

Educational Background: BS UNR


Years of teaching: 14


Why are you at RHS?: I love teaching at Reno. The students & staff are great to work with. A lot of tradition, spirit, and pride is at Reno.


 

Bryon Worthen

E-Mail: bwworthen@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Math Department Chair ( AP Statistics, Alg. 1)

Educational Background: MS in Ed. from UNR

Years of teaching: 13

Education/teaching honors received:


Extracurricular activities: Football Coach. (Varsity Defensive Cordinator)


Why are you at RHS?: Because it is the greatest school in the district. the students, teachers and administration are the most caring and hard working around.


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Dan Avansino

E-Mail: davansino@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Ell/Weights

Educational Background:
BA- Spanish, Philosophy, MA-Admin

Years of teaching: 10


Extracurricular activities:
Head Varsity Football Coach, Lip Sync (2yrs), school play

Why are you at RHS?:


 

Enrique Camacho

E-Mail: camacho@washoeschools.net

Subjects: ROTC

Educational Background:


Years of teaching:



Why are you at RHS?:


 

Robin Johnson

E-Mail: rjohnson@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Weights, Power Walking, PE, DC for PE/ ROTC health

Educational Background: BA in phys. Ed and health from UNR

Years of teaching: 13


Why are you at RHS?: Reno High is part of my family, I love my principal Bob Sullivan, my faculty i work with everyday and the kids :)

 

Sue Marin

E-Mail: smarin@washoeschools.net

Subjects: PE/Yoga

Educational Background:
Masters

Years of teaching: 25


Extracurricular activities: Freshman volleyball coach


Why are you at RHS?: Love to teach with our fabulous staff!!

 

Ron Rillon

E-Mail: rillon@washoeschools.net

Subjects: ROTC

Educational Background: Masters in Administration

Years of teaching:



Why are you at RHS?:


 

Joe Sellers

E-Mail: jsellers@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Weights/PE

Educational Background: BA in History and a Masters in Administration.

Years of teaching: 11


Extracurricular activities: Varsity Football Coach-Weight Lifting team

Why are you at RHS?:


 

Monica Spalka

E-Mail: mspalka@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Health

Educational Background:
BA in PE, MA in marriage & family therapy.

Years of teaching: 26


Extracurricular activities: flag teams

Why are you at RHS?:
I love kids and believe I can make a difference in someone’s life


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John Heywood

E-Mail: jheywood@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Chemstry/Biology

Educational Background: UNR


Years of teaching: 22

Education/teaching honors received: National Board Certification

Extracurricular activities: Night School Bowling


Why are you at RHS?: Best students, faculty, and staff in the state.


 

Scott Huber

E-Mail: shuber@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Biology/Env. Science

Educational Background: BS Wildlife Mngmt, MS Animal Science


Years of teaching: 9


Extracurricular activities: Outdoor Recreation- fishing, hunting, raising livestock


Why are you at RHS?:


 

Scott Jordan

E-Mail: sjordan@washoeschools.net

Subjects: AP Biology, Honors Biology and Biology

Educational Background: Bachelor of Arts; University of Nevada, Reno. Major: Biology Minor: Spanish

Years of teaching: 18

Education/teaching honors received:National Board of Professional Teaching Standards-Adolescent & Young Adult-Science.

Extracurricular activities: Freshman Football Coach, Wrestling scoreboard, and Vice President of the Reno High School Alumni Museum. Hanging out with my beutiful wife and wonderful boys.

Why are you at RHS?: I am Reno High School. This year, after 18 yrs teaching, 1 yr student teaching & long term subbing, 4 yrs as a student I have spent more than half of my life in the yellow tiled walls. I would never go anywhere else.


 

Trish Lucas

E-Mail: plucas@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Environmental Science, Biology, PLATO

Educational Background: 1996 BS Biology UNR, 1999 Masters in Literacy UNR


Years of teaching: 16

Education/teaching honors received: WEA teacher award.

Extracurricular activities: Key Club


Why are you at RHS?:I graduated from RHS in 1987 & have always loved Reno high and it is the happiest place on Earth.


 

Mike Meinert

E-Mail: mmeinert@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Chemistry

Educational Background: BS Geology, MS Hydrogeology


Years of teaching: 21

Education/teaching honors received:National Board of Professional Teaching, Sept. 1999 KRNV Teacher of the Month

Extracurricular activities: Hike, Bike, Ski, Kyak, Write

Why are you at RHS?: It's a great place to work, and I love teaching science!

 

Amy Peel

E-Mail: apeel@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Biology

Educational Background: BS/MS


Years of teaching: 20


Extracurricular activities: Golf, reading, camping, cooking and science experiments!  Got to try things out, before we do them in class!!!!!!!!!


Why are you at RHS?: Integrity.

 

Valerie Porter

E-Mail: vporter@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Biology

Educational Background: BS Biology-Westminster College of Salt Lake City, Utah.


Years of teaching: 14

Education/teaching honors received:Excellence in Education Award-2011

Extracurricular activities: Science HSPE Interventionist.

Why are you at RHS?: I graduated from RHS & love the teachers, the students, and the yellow tiles! “Go Huskies!”


 

Mike Edwards

E-Mail: mpedwards@washoeschools.net

Subjects:Science

Educational Background:

Years of Teaching: 10


Extracurricular activities: Sophomore Class Advisor, Freshmen Football, Boys' Golf

Why are you at RHS?:


 

Aaron Shoolroy

E-Mail:ashoolroy@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Chemistry and Physical Science

Educational Background: BA in Geophysics from Univ. of Colorado, Boulder; M.Ed. in Secondary Curriculum and Instruction from UNR


Years of teaching: 8

Education/teaching honors received: Sincere “thank you’s” from students and parents every year.


Extracurricular activities: Skiing, mountain biking, road biking, reading, playing with my daughter, and climbing the odd mountain or two.


Why are you at RHS?: : Reno High School is the best high school in the state and the place where I developed a lifelong love of learning due to the outstanding education I received here. I jumped at the opportunity to come back and try to give that amazing gift to my students.


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Richard Clark

E-Mail: rclark@washoeschools.net

Subjects: AP American Government, We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution, United States History

Educational Background: BS from UNR in secondary Education History/General Science, MA from UNR May of 09, MA in Teaching History and I am a National Board Certified Teacher.

Years of teaching: 6

Education/teaching honors received:Mayor of Reno Proclamation for Every 15 Minutes program.

Extracurricular activities: Freshmen Football Coach, PA Announcer- Basketball Games and We the People Adviser.


Why are you at RHS?: I am at Reno High School because, I live the pride, tradition and excellence this school has. I want to continue these characteristics by challenging my students to see the importance of historical and political scholarship while preparing them for life outside of these yellow-tiled wills.


 

Brien Karlin

E-Mail: bkarlin@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Social Studies, credit recovery

Educational Background: BS UNR


Years of teaching: 5

Education/teaching honors received:
I got 10 high fives on the last day of school.
Extracurricular activities: Freshman Football Coach, IAT committee, Extended Duty Committee, We the People Unit 1 Coach


Why are you at RHS? I want to teach the best students in Nevada and continue the one hundred and thirty plus years of traditional excellence.

 

Christopher McCart

E-Mail: cmccart@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Advanced Placement European History, Economics, Government

Educational Background: BA - International Affairs/Economics, MA - Science, Technology, and Society, MA - Education


Years of teaching: 7

Education/teaching honors received: WEA excellence in education award 2008

Extracurricular activities: International Affairs Club Advisor, Assistant Ski Coach, Model United Nations


Why are you at RHS?: The academic environment.


 

Laura Moberg

E-Mail: lmoberg@washoeschools.net

Subjects: AP US History, US History

Educational Background: Med.- UNR- Secondary Ed. with emphasis in Social Studies. BA- University of Washington- Journalism & Political Science.

Years of teaching: 8


Extracurricular activities: Advisor-Mock Trial, Secretary on the Northern Nevada Council for Social Studies Executive Board.

Why are you at RHS?: The staff and students here are the very best!


 

Matt Ochs

E-Mail: mochs@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Social Studies

Educational Background: BS, working on masters (UNR)


Years of teaching: 3

Education/teaching honors received:National Board of Professional Teaching

Extracurricular activities: Academic Olympics, Basketball, Senior Class Advisor


Why are you at RHS?: Because it is the best high school in the state.


 

Jim Pace

E-Mail: jlpace@washoeschools.net

Subjects: World History

Educational Background: BA Criminal Justice


Years of teaching: 7


Extracurricular activities: Athletic Director


Why are you at RHS?: Alma Mater


 

David Ross

E-Mail: dross@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Social Studies

Educational Background: Bachelor's and Master's Degree from University of Nevada


Years of teaching: 12


Extracurricular activities: Philosophy Club


Why are you at RHS?:


 

Peter Schouweiler

E-Mail: pschouweiler@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Gov/US History

Educational Background: BA History/ M.A. Counseling


Years of teaching: 23


Extracurricular activities: Swimming coach


Why are you at RHS?: To be a part of the best educational community in Nevada.

 


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Kris Coli

E-Mail: Kcoli@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Special Education Teacher Assistant

Educational Background:


Years of teaching:




Why are you at RHS?:


 

Michelle Lane

E-Mail: mclane@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Special Education

Educational Background:BS (UNR) – Regular Education K-8, Special Education K-12; MA (Lesley College)

Years of teaching: 20


Why are you at RHS?: I love Reno High School. I love the kids, the staff, the tradition and Mr. Sullivan. I guess I am just a Huskie at heart.


 

Patricia Lyon

E-Mail: plyon@washoeschools.net

Subjects: CLS, Special Education

Educational Background: Some College


Years of teaching: 12


Extracurricular activities: Reading


Why are you at RHS?:

 

Sandie Lysdal

E-Mail: slysdal@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Pre-Algebra

Educational Background: BA


Years of teaching: 14



Why are you at RHS?: Because I love Reno High and Mr. Sullivan.


 

Stephan Molder

E-Mail: smolder@washoeschools.net

www.redlom.com

Subjects: Foundations in English/SSTS

Educational Background:
University of California Davis

Years of teaching: 11

Education/teaching honors received: 10 Year service award, Differentiated Instruction.

Extracurricular activities: Backpacking, Kayaking, Car Camping.

Why are you at RHS?: The people. The tradition of excellence.

Eliah Nelson

E-Mail: Nelsonfamily5@sbcglobal.net

Subjects: CLS

Educational Background:


Years of teaching: 1


Extracurricular activities:
Softball

Why are you at RHS?: It's all about the kids. Hoping to finish school so I can teach. I came with a student, and chose to stay as a teachers assistant.

 

Amy Freismidl

E-Mail: afreismidl@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Special Education

Educational Background: B.A. Art
M. Ed Special Education
Ed. S.  School Administration

Years of teaching: 5

Education/teaching honors received:

Extracurricular activities:


Why are you at RHS?: Reno High School is an excellent school and I believe in helping students prepare for college and career readiness.



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Natividad Arriaza-Phillips

E-Mail: nphillips@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Spanish/French

Educational Background: BA Romance Linguistics, MA French Lit


Years of teaching: 18


Extracurricular activities: PBIS committee 


Why are you at RHS?: Love the ambiance, the philosophy, and the kids.


 

France Deschenes

E-Mail: fdeschenes@washoeschools.net

Subjects: French/AP

Educational Background: Master NBCT


Years of teaching: 10

Extracurricular activities: Traveling with students


Why are you at RHS?: High standards & the best administration and staff


 

Sra. Janet Hartman M.A.

E-Mail: jhartman@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Spanish

Educational Background: Masters in Secondary Education in Art


Years of teaching: 18

Education/teaching honors received: AP certified

Extracurricular activities: Spanish Club Advisor


Why are you at RHS?: Because the school, parents, and students hold us to high standards. We are able to teach at the top of the curve.


 

Jennifer Vanderpool

E-Mail:jsvanderpool@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Spanish 1-2 and 3-4

Educational Background: B.S. - UNR; Teacher Licensor - UNLV; M.A. - UNI


Years of teaching: 11



Why are you at RHS?: Reno High School is an excellent school and I feel honored to work with great students, a knowledgeable and hardworking staff, and supportive parents.