Front Office

Mrs. Leslie Baca, Office Manager

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Mrs. Leslie Baca, Office Manager

I am excited to be joining the Riverdale Ridge High School Staff!  I decided to start a new adventure by moving from elementary to high school.  I love and enjoy seeing students and families start their educational journey in Kindergarten, and I now will experience the other side of that journey with graduation.  I love the community that I have been blessed to work with at West Ridge and Brantner Elementary, and can't wait to see them again at Riverdale Ridge!
 
I have worked in School District 27J for the last 10 years.  Riverdale Ridge will be the third school I will assist in opening in 27J.  I helped open West Ridge Elementary as the registrar, Brantner Elementary Phase I and Phase II as the Office Manager.  I love each of those buildings and already feel the same about Riverdale Ridge.
 
Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading, and traveling.  I especially love to travel to San Diego, where my daughter attends San Diego State University. 
Mrs. Stacy Bushlack, Registrar

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Mrs. Stacy Bushlack, Registrar

Stacy Bushlack joined the Riverdale Ridge High School team in July 2019. Stacy serves as the registrar and counseling secretary assisting families enrolling and withdrawing their students. Prior to joining 27J, Stacy served for 10 years as a processor and underwriter for a home mortgage company. After a short time staying home with her young children, she joined the West Ridge Elementary team as an instructional para professional, SPED para professional and the remaining 6 years as their registrar. She has been with the 27J School District for the last 11 years. Stacy enjoys living in the same community that she serves and her children, Blake (Class of 2020) and Baylee (Class of 2022) attend school. When she is not at school, Stacy enjoys spending time with her family camping, hiking and traveling.

Mrs. Kerrie Korneychuk, Athletic Secretary

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Mrs. Kerrie Korneychuk, Athletic Secretary

Originally from Ireland, I moved to Albuquerque, NM as a child with my parents and older brother. I grew up in Albuquerque and met my husband, CJ there. After we were married we moved to the Denver area and now have two teenage daughters, Jodi 17 and Sidney 14, both Ravens! I absolutely love working in the Athletic Dept at RRHS and I really enjoy seeing the all of our student athletes participating in the sports they love. I feel blessed to be part of the process for our student athletes to pursue their high school and post high school sport passions. GO RAVENS!

Ms. Keli Lambert, Front Office Para

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BA in Psychology

Ms. Keli Lambert, Front Office Para

I am thrilled to be a part of the Riverdale Ridge High School team. You will see me in the Front Office helping out students and families as they come into the building. I love helping others and being part of such an amazing staff who truly cares about the students and each other. I enjoy working in the front office and get to connect with many people each day.

Prior to working in the 27J school district, I worked as a Buyer for 8 years in the Oil and Gas industry. I then was a stay at home mom to help raise my babies and have owned my own travel agency for the past 5 years. I love working for the district where my kids both go to school at. My daughter is a incoming freshman at RRHS and my son is a 4th grader at Reunion Elementary.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, walking/hiking, decorating and party planning.

Mrs. Carrie Romero, Finance Secretary

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Mrs. Carrie Romero, Finance Secretary

I am very thrilled to be part of the Riverdale Ridge community as I am a native of Colorado and have lived in the RRHS area for 15 years with my husband and two children.  I love getting involved and working with students and their families and cannot wait to share this at RRHS.

I worked at a bank for 16 years where I learned my finance background.  I then was a stay at home mom and came back into the workforce and joined District 27J where I have been for the past 6 ½ years, starting at West Ridge Elementary in the After School Program then moving to Prairie View High School working as the Front Office Secretary and then as the Finance Secretary.

I appreciate time with my family, my husband of 27 years, my daughter who attends Regis University, my son who is currently at Prairie View Middle School, and our dog, Minnie!  We love to go camping, boating, travel, enjoy sporting events and spending time with our family and friends.

Ms. Stephanie Walker, Attendance Secretary

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Ms. Stephanie Walker, Attendance Secretary

As a lifelong resident of the community, I am very excited to be a part of the dynamic atmosphere offered at Riverdale Ridge High School. I did accounting for 15 years at a locally owned transport company before making the decision to work closer to my 4 children, who attend Riverdale Ridge and other nearby schools (Jadyn RRHS class of 2022, Tyson RQMS future class of 2025, Masyn and Jaxon who attend Brantner Elementary). I started out as a SPED para in the district, where I gained some exposure on building relationships with staff and students, and then had the opportunity to move over to Riverdale Ridge High School, where I have been lucky enough to continue building those relationships. I love being a part of the everyday life at RRHS.

I thoroughly enjoy watching sports and played soccer for about 20 years. I share the same passion for sports as my kids do, I love watching them and their teams play and compete more than anything, and I rarely miss a game or meet. I also enjoy watching and attending most of the sporting events of our student athletes here at RRHS.

I love spending time with my kids. I enjoy writing, watching football, baseball, basketball and soccer! I enjoy Bronco and Rockies games and going to concerts. My family and I love the sand and beach, and head out to one whenever our schedules allow!


Health Services

 Kala Bennett, School Nurse

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing; AE-C (asthma educator-certified); NASN (nationally certified school nurse); CPEN (certified pediatric emergency nurse)

Kala Bennett, School Nurse

I have been a pediatric nurse for 26 years with experience in urgent care, primary care, inpatient care, and now school nursing. I work for Children's Hospital in their School Health Dept and am honored to be the school nurse consultant for RRHS and have been with them since they opened.

Mrs. Julie Emeterio, Health Aide

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Mrs. Julie Emeterio, Health Aide

I am so proud to be a part of the Riverdale Ridge Community! I believe every staff member plays an important role in each students success at school. It's important to me that every student receives the support they need and I love being apart of that journey and watching them grow.

I have worked in School District 27J for 15 years. My primary focus has been within the special education department as a paraprofessional supporting students at every level K-12. I also have several years of experience has a senior caregiver and customer service.

I love being apart of the 27J community with my husband and our children. My husband is a middle school teacher and we have one elementary student and a middle schooler. We all enjoy being outdoors, going to the lake, bike rides and sporting events.


Campus Supervision

Mr. Shawn Gallardo

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Associates Degree in Applied Sciences from the Colorado Institute of Art

Mr. Shawn Gallardo

Shawn will be entering his 11th year with SD27J during the 2019-2020 school year and returning as Campus Supervisor for a second year at Riverdale Ridge High School. Shawn thrives on working with exceptional leaders and individuals who do what it takes to bring out the best in others and he has found a fit within RRHS. Shawn is a Colorado native and enjoys traveling with his family.

Mr. Nathan Morales, Campus Supervisor

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Bachelor's Degree

Mr. Nathan Morales, Campus Supervisor

Mr. Morales was born and raised in Brighton, CO where he graduated from Brighton High School. From their Mr. Morales went on to a collegiate career in athletics where he played Football at Bethany College. After playing for a few years he decided to come back home and enroll at MSU Denver to finish his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice.

Mr. Morales went to 27J Schools throughout his k-12 educational years. He grew up in this community and knows how great this community is and how much 27J cares about their students. Mr. Morales is proud to be a part of the Raven staff and apart of the 27J community. He is excited to keep the students and staff safe as well as help and impact students throughout their high school journey and onto their adult lives.

When Mr. Morales is not keeping the Ravens safe he enjoys spending time with his family. Along with that he also coaches Football for RRHS as the RB’s coach. Mr. Morales also is an adrenaline junkie and loves Road Racing his sport bike. When he is not doing either of these things he is in the garage fixing/cleaning something or he is playing video games. Mr.Morales is happy to be apart of the RRHS team and cannot wait to establish tradition in the 27J Community.


Digital Instruction Support

Mrs. Colleen Yanez, Instructional Coach for Digital Literacy

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Marquette University, Bachelors Degree: Secondary Education, English National-Louis University, Masters: Special Education National Board Certification: Exceptional Needs Specialist (2008, renewed 2017) Regis University: Administrator's License; Masters in Administration

Mrs. Colleen Yanez, Instructional Coach for Digital Literacy

Colleen joined the Riverdale Ridge team in August of 2019, after completing her Administrator's License program at Regis University. Colleen spent 18 years in the classroom teaching Language Arts (9 years) and Special Education (9 years). Throughout her years, Colleen became a classroom expert in integrating technology, and is excited to share that expertise at Riverdale Ridge!