6th Grade Team

Mrs. May
Chandelle MayLanguage 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 24.5 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
I 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 BaileyI am very excited to be a part of the 6th Grade Language Arts Department for the 2021-2022 school year. This is my 10th year as a Viking, and I absolutely love it! I grew up in Parachute where I still live with my husband and puppy. I have a passion for reading and writing, and I am looking forward to sharing that passion with your child. Please feel free to contact me at any time with any questions or concerns. 

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]

Dewayne Miner

Dewayne MinerI’ve been a teacher for 14 years and love it.  Teaching is one of my greatest passions. I have a 7-year-old son, a precious "semi stepdaughter," and an amazing girlfriend who is the center of my world.  I grew up in a large family (7 brothers and sisters) in rural America. I have been a competitive runner for most of my life and still really enjoy it. If I can’t be reached it’s probably because I am out in the mountains exploring and adventuring in the great outdoors. Phone: 970-665-7838 Email: [email protected]

Mrs. Kelsey Dunkelberger


Phone: 970-665-7825 Email:  [email protected]

Ms. Michele Howard
Michele Howard

Michele has been teaching 6th Grade Social Studies at Riverside Middle School for about 10 years.  Prior to that she taught Special Education for Mountain BOCES mostly at Riverside Middle School.  She has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master's in Counseling.  Michele is a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard.  She lives in Silt where she raised her two sons and step-daughter.    

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


Ms. Molly Peterson
Molly PetersonWelcome back, Vikings! I am back with the 6th-grade team at Riverside this year after teaching up valley for a bit. This will be my 11th year teaching and 4th year teaching at Riverside Middle School. Colorado is a great place to do all the things I love to do, like rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking with my dog Maverick, and snowboarding.  Prior to moving here, I lived in Michigan, where I graduated from Michigan State University.  I am very excited to be here and can't wait to see what our 6th graders can accomplish this year in math. 
Phone: 970-665-7830 Email: [email protected]

Mr. Cole Campbell
Phone: 970-665-6717
Email: [email protected]