7th Grade Team

7th grade team photo

Jennifer HostetlerI’m Jenn Hostetler and I teach Literacy in 7th Grade.  While I was born and raised in Massachusetts, the Western Slope has been my home for 22 years.  I feel blessed to live, work, play and raise a family here in New Castle.  I have spent the past 20 years teaching middle and high school in the valley and can’t fathom doing anything else!  I am most thankful for the unique perspectives, creativity, and laughter that students share with me every day. 

Phone: 970-665-7819 Email: [email protected]

Emily AnderleI’m Emily Anderle. I became a literacy teacher because I believe in the power of words to make the world a better place and because I love a good story. This is my 13th year teaching at Riverside. I’m married and have two sons, William (8) and Luke (5) and 1 more on the way, due October 30th. When I’m not at school, I’m usually watching my kids ride bikes at the skate park or reading on my porch.
Phone: 970-665-7803


 Mrs. LowellHi, I am Tanya Lowell, and I teach 7th-grade Math.  This is the 6th year as a teacher at Riverside Middle School.  My prior years of teaching were in Grand Junction at District 51.  I cannot wait to meet yet another group of 7th graders!

Phone: 970-665-7822 Email: [email protected]

Sylvia MacLaughlinHello!  My name is Sylvia MacLaughlin, the students call me Ms. Mac.  I teach 7th grade Math.  I was born in Southern Indiana and graduated from the University of Southern Indiana.  I moved to Colorado to work on my Master's at the University of Northern Colorado. This is my second year teaching at Riverside Middle School.  I love hiking, camping, traveling, baking and painting.  Phone: 970-665-6898
Email: [email protected]

Social Studies

Bryan Gall

Bryan Gall here! I’m a Chicago Native that’s lived in Colorado for over the last twenty years. I’ve been in New Castle since 2003. This is my twenty third year teaching; I’ve spent time teaching in Glenwood Springs, Coal Ridge High School, and I’m happy to call Riverside my home. I teach 7th grade Social Studies which focuses on ancient word history and outdoor education.
I live with my partner Amy, my two wonderful children, my partner’s amazing daughters, and a menagerie of pets. Feel free to say hello if you see us riding bicycles to school. You might run into me outdoors climbing with the Titans of Climbing, our Coal Ridge/ Riverside climbing club, mountain biking on the wonderful trails built by New Castle trails, floating the river by paddle board or raft, or snowboarding in the backcountry, at Snowmass, or Sunlight mountain. Don’t forget to be awesome!

Phone:  970-665-7826 Email:  [email protected]


Bob StewartMy name is Bob Stewart and I teach 7th Grade Science. While I have lived in Western Colorado for the last 28 years, I spent most of my youth living overseas from Africa to Asia.  This is my 13th year at Riverside; 2 years teaching math and the last 11 years teaching science.  Prior to Riverside I spent several years teaching high school level science.  My degree is a Bachelors of Science in General Biology from Fort Lewis College in Durango. Besides teaching I love to travel, raft, SCUBA dive, cook, fly fish, and tie my own flies. On most weekends you can find me float fishing the Colorado or Gunnison River.   
Phone: 970-665-7827 Email: [email protected]

Ms. Charlotte McKinley
Charlotte McKinley

Hi I’m Charlotte McKinley, and I teach 7th grade science. I am a native of Glenwood Springs who is finally coming home after living all over the country.  I have taught in many different capacities for over 10 years, but my absolute favorite is teaching middle school science.  Before I was a teacher I used to do cancer research at Sloan Kettering in New York City.  While I loved doing research, I have found that my greatest strength is getting kids as excited about science as I am, and perhaps one day they will be the ones who cure cancer.  When I am not geeking out on science with my students, you can find me hiking the nearby trails with my two German Shorthair Pointers, my 4 year old daughter, my partner Peter, and occasionally with my two older children Evelyn (16), and Owen (18). I am thrilled to be back home, and to be at Riverside!

Phone: 970-665-7823
Email: [email protected]

Mr. Cole Campbell
Cole Campbell
Hi, 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]