6th Grade Team

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Mrs. May
Chandelle May

Language Arts is my specialty, and I am happy to be a part of the amazing 6th grade team for yet another awesome school year.  I have taught 6th grade Language Arts for 24 years here at Riverside and received my degree from Mesa State.  I am excited to be helping our readers and writers continue to grow.  The biggest compliment I have received is when my students say, “Wow! Class is over already?” Please feel free to contact me by phone or email with any questions.

Phone: 970-665-7818 Email: [email protected]

Ms. Stephanie Piontek
Stephanie PiontekI was born in Jefferson City, Missouri, and lived in Missouri until I finished college.  I have two sisters and a twin brother. I am very close to my family and like to spend time and eat with them:). Most of my family still lives in Missouri, but I do have a sister who lives in Vail and cousins who live just around the corner from me in New Castle. I love living in Colorado and am so happy to have my Riverside family.

Phone: 970-665-7831 Email:  [email protected]

Mrs. Bailey

Danielle Bailey

Hello! My name is Mrs. Bailey.  I’ve been teaching ELA here at Riverside for 11 years.  I have a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction.  I’m married and live in Parachute where I went to school kindergarten-12th grade. I have a passion for reading and writing, and I am excited to share that passion with your child. If you ever have any questions, you can reach me at the following:

Phone: 970-665-7804
Email: [email protected]

Mrs. Moyer
Molly Moyer
I am in my 3rd year teaching 6th grade math after 13 years in 8th grade math and all of these years have been at Riverside!  Go Vikings!  I grew up on a wheat farm and cattle ranch in eastern Montana. After moving to Colorado, I fell in love with whitewater rafting and ice hockey, and established my little family.  I am now a widow with 2 young kids: one at KSE and one in daycare.
Phone: 970-665-7888
Email: [email protected]

Mrs. Kelsey Dunkelberger
Kelsey DunkelbergerHello, Vikings! I'm so excited to be joining the sixth grade team for the 2022-23 school year! I have been a paraprofessional here, at Riverside, for the past five years. This will be my first year teaching sixth grade science. I truly hope to develop a passion for learning and science with the upcoming middle school crew. I moved to Colorado eight years ago from Pennsylvania. I fell in love with the mountains and spend as much time in them as possible. My husband and I are a part of the New Castle community where we live with our wonderful dog, Django. If you ever have questions or concerns, you can reach me at the following:

  Phone: 970-665-7825

Email:  [email protected]

Ms. Michele Howard
Michele Howard Hi!!  My name is Ms. Michele Howard.  I’ve been teaching Social Studies for 11 years and Special Education before that for 8 years here at Riverside.  I have a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in counseling psychology both from the University of Northern Colorado.  I’m a 7 year veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and worked in the non-profit sector before teaching.  I’m a proud mom of 3 adult children who live in various parts of Colorado.  I love spending time with my family and friends, traveling, writing, reading, and creating art. 

Phone: 970-665-7838 Email: mhow[email protected]garfieldre2.net


Ms. Molly Peterson
Molly PetersonHi!  My name is Ms. Peterson and I am a 6th grade Math Teacher. This is my 13th year teaching math, with five of those years having been at Riverside. My goal is for every student to master the 6th grade math standards. When I am not teaching, you’ll find me climbing, mountain biking, hiking, and spending time with my adventurous family.
Phone: 970-665-7830 Email: [email protected]

Mr. Cole Campbell
Cole CampbellHi, I’m Cole Campbell and I teach 6th and 7th grade Social Studies. My family (including one dog and two cats) have lived in New Castle for the last twenty years and we love to call this place home. I enjoy the wonderful outdoor activities here that this area has to offer! You can find me skiing, hiking or playing music in my time off.  I grew up overseas in Brazil and love to travel and see new cultures and places. After I received my degree in History at the University of Colorado in Boulder, I taught at various schools in Colorado and abroad such as Korea, China and Venezuela. I’m looking forward to a great year at Riverside!! 
Phone: 970-665-6717
Email: [email protected]