We're Here for You and Your Child

Our work is about one thing above all else the individual development of your child. Riviera Day School carefully screens and interviews teachers to ensure that they meet our high educational standards.

 

We have all degreed teachers that are true professionals.  Our educators regularly participate in advanced training sessions and continuing education classes to ensure that they are always up-to-date with fresh ideas and sound teaching principles.

We're proud of our staff members and all that they do. This is who we are:

CYNDI CHAVEZ
Riviera Day School Director

Education

BS Degree in Statistics

  University of Florida

AA in Early Childhood Education

  St. Petersburg College

Child Development Associate Certification

Director Credential with VPK Endorsement

CPR/First Aid Certification

 

Joined RDS in 1998

 

PAULA MIKLOS

Administrative Assistant

 

Education

BS, Christian Education

  Florida Southern College

CPR/First Aid Certification

 

Joined RDS in 2013

 

BRENDA MOORE
Teacher - VPK 4's Class

Teacher - Extended Day Explorers


Education

BA, Elementary & Early Childhood Education

  University of South Florida

CPR/First Aid Certification

 

Joined RDS in 1983

 

JOYCE WALTERS

Aide - VPK 4's Class,

Teacher - Afternoon Adventures

 

Education

National Child Development Associate

  Pinellas Technical Education Center

CPR/First Aid Certification

 

Joined RDS in 1999

 

NATALIE JONES BLOOM

Teacher - 4's Class

 

Education

AA Elementary Education

  St. Petersburg College

Child Development Associate

CPR/First Aid Certification

 

Joined RDS in 2011

 

SANDI RISLEY

Aide - VPK 4's Class

 

Education

BA, Communicative Disorders

  University of Central Florida

CPR/First Aid Certificate


Joined RDS in 2011

KATHY CROW

Teacher - 3's Class (5-Day)

 

Education

BS, Business Administration

  University of Central Florida

CPR/First Aid Certification

 

Joined RDS in 2007

TINA GORDON

Aide - 3's Class (5-Day)

 

Education

BS, Business Management

  Florida Southern College

CPR/First Aid Certification

 

Joined RDS in 2003

 

CARLA STEWART

Teacher - 3's Class (3-Day)

 

Education

Preschool Certification (In-Progress)

  St. Petersburg College

Business Administration

  Palm Beach Community College

CPR/First Aid Certification

 

Joined RDS in 2001

 

PEGGY SMITH

Aide - 3's Class (3-Day)

 

Education

BA, English Literature

  University of South Florida

CPR/First Aid Certification

 

Joined RDS in 2010

 

DAWN DOUGLAS

Teacher -  2's Classes

 

Education

BA, Psychology

  High Point University, NC

Child Development Associate (CDA)

CPR/First Aid Certification

 

Joined RDS in 2001

TERESA RIZZI

Aide - 3's Class (3-Day)

 

Education

AA, Antonelli Institute of Art

Business Adminitration

  Phoenix University

CPR/First Aid Certification

 

Joined RDS in 2016

 

MELINDA KASSON

Finances

 

Education

BS, Social Sciences

  University of South Florida

 

Joined RDS in 2002