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Administration
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Main Office
School Police
Career and Technical Education
English
Humanities
Library
Math
Physical Education/ROTC
Science
Social Studies
Special Education
World Languages

Return To TopAdministration

Kris Hackbusch, Principal

E-Mail: khackbusch@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Administration

Educational Background: Undergraduate English/Social Studies from UNR and Master in Ed. Leadership from UNR

Years of teaching: 4 years teaching/ 8 years admin

Extracurricular activities: Coached basketball in college and high school.

Why are you at RHS?: I wanted to experience a new school with new responsibilities. Reno's admin., teaching staff and students have a wonderful reputation and I consider myself lucky to now be part of the team.



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Mitch Chubb

E-Mail: mchubb@washoeschools.net

Subjects:Administration

Educational Background:BS Biology, MA Ed. Leadership

Years of teaching: 17 teaching, 3 years Dean of Students


Why are you at RHS?: Reno High has deep-rooted traditions with highly motivated staff and high achieving students.


 

Linda Feroah

E-Mail: lferoah@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Administration

Educational Background:
BA Political Science, MA Ed. Leadership

Years of teaching: 7 yrs teaching/ 15 yrs admin


Why are you at RHS?: I started my teaching career here at RHS and plan to stay here until I retire because I think that Reno High School is the best school in the state. Go Huskies!

 

Robert LeVitt

E-Mail: rlevitt@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Administration

Educational Background:

Years of teaching:

Extracurricular activities:

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CJ Waddell

E-Mail: cwaddell@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Dean of Students (I used to teach French and Spanish)

Educational Background: BA – Knox College, MA – Arizona State University

Years of teaching: 13 in WCSD


Extracurricular activities: Swimming, paddle boarding, watching and attending all sporting events, hanging out with my family.

Why are you at RHS?: I’m here because I want to be a part of all the wonderful things that are happening at RHS!

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Loren Cowen

E-Mail: lcowen@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Counselor

Educational Background:
BA, Masters in Counseling

Years of Counseling: 21

Education/teaching honors received:
NBCC- National Board Certified

Extracurricular activities:
Chair-Reno College Fair

Why are you at RHS?:
I enjoy working with the Reno High students and parents. I believe that we produce world class scholars and athletes and I am honored to be part of the process.

 

Craig Lemons

E-Mail: clemons@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Counselor

Educational Background:
Masters in Counseling

Years of Counseling: 21

Education/teaching honors received:
Board Certified Counselor, Teacher of Year- Traner Middle School


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Sue Rodriguez

E-Mail: srodriguez@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Counselor

Educational Background: MA UNR

Years of Counseling: 18

Education/teaching honors received:
Nationally Certified Counselor.

Extracurricular activities:
AP Coordinator and PSAT coordinator.


Why are you at RHS?:
Because it is the best!

 

Jeff Tomac

E-Mail: jtomac@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Counselor

Educational Background:
BA CA/ Poly slo/ MA UNR

Years of Counseling: 16

Education/teaching honors received:
NBCC/ NCE National Board Cat.

Extracurricular activities: Head Wrestling coach, Scholarship chair.

Why are you at RHS?: Where else is there?

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Linda Brady

E-Mail: llbrady@washoeschools.net

Subjects: College and Career Center Facilitator

Educational Background::  B.S. Applied Mathematics, Missouri School of Science and Technology

Years in education: 10


Education/teaching honors received:Certified Data Processor

Why are you at RHS: It is the best place to explore future possibilities.

 

Marilyn Johnson

E-Mail: mkjohnson@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Principal's Secretary

Educational Background:
2 year college

Years of teaching: 20


Why are you at RHS?: I'm very lucky. Reno is the best.



 

Lynn Carlsen

E-Mail: lcarlsen@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Administrative

Educational Background:
BA

Years in education: 11


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E-Mail: @washoeschools.net

Subjects: Registrar

Educational Background:


Years of teaching:


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Jeanine Mortensen

E-Mail: jmortensen@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Bookkeeper

Educational Background:
BA

Years in education: 21



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Valerie Rillon

E-Mail: vrillon@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Attendence Clerk

Educational Background: BA


Years in education: 15



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Tina Rooker

E-Mail: trooker@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Athletic Secretary

Educational Background: BA


Years in education: 7



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Lori Sullivan

E-Mail: lsullivan@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Office Clerk

Educational Background:


Years in education: 11



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Cheryl Williams-Arobio

E-Mail: carobio@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Attendence secretary

Educational Background:
BA in latin american studies

Years with Washoe County: 27

Extracurricular activities:
Grandmother of seven, gardening, active in church


Why are you at RHS?: To help students, teachers, parents of the best high school.

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Lafayette Webb

E-Mail: LWebb@washoeschools.net

Subjects: School Police

Educational Background: BA


Years in Law Enforcement: 15



Why are you at RHS?: To help serve and protect the greatest students, faculty and administrators in Nevada.



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Tomas Macaluso

E-Mail: tmacaluso@washoeschools.net

Subjects: The Company, Computer Literacy/Applications, CEO 1879 Student Store

Educational Background: Art (Digital Media) - University of Nevada, Reno, Masters – Educational Administration – Grand Canyon University


Years of teaching: 7

Education/teaching honors received: Excellence in Education Award Winner, National Board Certified Teacher


Extracurricular activities: Senior Class Advisor, FBLA Advisor, CEO – 1879 (Student Store), JV Girls Head Basketball Coach

Why are you at RHS?: Where else could I inspire America’s youth to change the world.


 

Matt MacKay

E-Mail: mmackay@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Technology Coordinator, Department Chair, CyberCorps

Educational Background: BS Business - University of Nevada, Reno, Masters - Technology in Education Lesley University


Years of teaching: 14

Education/teaching honors received: 2012 NV Outstanding Career & Technical Educator Award

Extracurricular activities: FBLA Advisor, National Honor Society Advisor, Freshmen Football Coach, School Improvement Committee, Safety Committee Planning Chief, Code Blue Team

Why are you at RHS?: Tradition of excellence, outstanding students, exemplary staff members


 

Traci Scichilone

E-Mail: tscichilone@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Web Design and Computer Literacy

Educational Background: : Undergraduate: University of Nevada; Graduate degree: Lesley University

Years of teaching: 12 years


Extracurricular activities: Being with my family, Watching my kids participate in sports and clubs, watching baseball on TV, but preferably live (Go Sox!).

Why are you at RHS?: This is my home! Reno High School is not only the best place for students to get an education in Washoe County School District, but it is the best place to work as well.

 

Diana Quinlan

E-Mail: dquinlan@washoeschools.net

Subjects: Digital Media, Digital Video and Photography, Computer Literacy/Applications.

Educational Background: BA business, Masters Tech in Education, Masters in Administration.

Years of teaching: 18


Extracurricular activities: Red House Project, PBiS, Safety Committee.

Why are you at RHS?: The RHS community continues to inspire me. 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



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Christy Briggs

E-Mail: clarson@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:

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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

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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


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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:


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Return To TopMath

 

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:



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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:



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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

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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.