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.

 

Our degreed teachers are true professionals.  RDS 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
Joined RDS in 1998
Education:

-BS Degree in Statistics, Univ. of Florida

-AA in Early Childhood, St. Pete College

-Child Development Associate Certification

-Director Credential with VPK Endorsement

-CPR/First Aid Certification



 

PAULA MIKLOS

Administrative Assistant

Joined RDS in 2013

Education:

- BS, Christian Education,

  Florida Southern College

-CPR/First Aid Certification

 

MELINDA KASSON

Bookkeeper/Finance

Joined RDS in 2002

 

Education:

- BS, Social Sciences

  University of South Florida

BRENDA MOORE
Teacher - VPK 4's Class

Teacher - Extended Day Explorers

Joined RDS in 1983
Education:

- BA, Elementary & Early Childhood Education

  University of South Florida

- CPR/First Aid Certification

 

ALLESSIA CALANDRA

Assistant- VPK 4's Class

Joined RDS in 2018

Education:

- BA in Communications

- Early Childhood Staff Credential

-CPR/First Aid Certification

RACHEL ANDERSON

Teacher - VPK 4's Class

Joined RDS in 2018

 

Education:

- AA Early Childhood Education,

  St. Petersburg College

- CPR/First Aid Certification

JENN DEPALMO

Assistant - VPK 4's Class

Joined RDS in 2019

 

Education:

- AA Elementary Education

  St. Petersburg College

-CPR/First Aid Certificate

 

KRISTIN ZUPPA

Teacher - 3's Class (5-Day)

Joined RDS in 2017

 

Education:

BA, Fine Arts,

 University of Missouri

 

 

 

TINA GORDON

Assistant - 3's Class (5-Day)

Joined RDS in 2003

 

Education:

- BS, Business Management,

  Florida Southern College

- CPR/First Aid Certification

CARLA STEWART

Teacher - 3's Class (3-Day)

Joined RDS in 2001

Education:

- Preschool Certification,

  St. Petersburg College

- Business Administration,

  Palm Beach Community College

- CPR/First Aid Certification

PEGGY SMITH

Assistant - 3's Class (3-Day)

Joined RDS in 2010

 

Education:

- BA, English Literature

  University of South Florida

- CPR/First Aid Certification

NIÑA GIGER

Teacher -  2's Classes

Joined RDS in 2017

 

Education:

- BA, Social Work,

     Mary Hardin-Baylor, TX

- CPR/First Aid Certification

 

BECKY MATTHEWS

Assistant - 2's Class

Joined RDS in 2019

 

Education:

- BS, Hospitality Management,

  Buffalo State College, NY

- CPR/First Aid Certification