Academic Coaches

Mrs. Van Devender

Amy Van Devender

Mrs. Van Devender is Riverside’s math and science Academic Coach. Throughout her teaching career of 30 years, she has taught mainly math and science classes, grades 5, 6 and 8. 

Mrs. Van Devender has taught the last 23 years in Garfield Re2 with the past seven years at Riverside.  She lives in New Castle and loves teaching at her neighborhood school.  When she’s not at school, she enjoys spending time with family and friends

Phone: 970-665-7835

Email: [email protected]

Mrs. Hitch-Young
Mrs. Hitch-Young

Mrs. Hitch-Young is an Instructional Coach at Riverside.  She is married to Scott Young, a builder, and they have two kids, Hitch (20) and Phoebe (19).  Hitch is on a world travel adventure right now, but will return for his second year as the head pole vault coach for Coal Ridge High School in the spring.  Phoebe (19) works for the Glenwood Adventure Company and is a second-year college student,  attending the University of Oregon in Eugene this year, Go Ducks!  Both kids were RIverside Vikings and Coal Ridge Titans! 

When she isn't working, Mrs. Hitch-Young loves to officiate and coach volleyball, read, travel, and ride her bike!   Phone:  970-665-7811
Email:  [email protected]