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: avandevender@garfieldre2.net




Mrs. Hitch-Young
Hitch-Young

I am Heidi Hitch-Young, Academic Coach for Riverside! I am excited to be starting my 12th year at Riverside and working with all of our students and staff again!
My favorite hobbies are spending time with my cool family; husband Scott Young a builder, son Hitch, a freshman in college, Phoebe a senior at Coal Ridge High School, Leo the yellow Labrador and our three cats! Reading and riding my bike are my other loves!
I can’t wait to see everyone!
Welcome to Riverside!

Phone:  970-665-7811
Email:  hhitchyoung@garfieldre2.net