Principal Karen Satter

Karen Satter

Hello, my name is Karen Satter and I am the principal at Riverside Middle School. Over the past 25 years, I have worked in the field of education as a counselor, teacher, dean, athletic director, and instructional coach for grades K-12 in 6 different buildings.

For the past 17 years I have worked in the Garfield Re-2 School District and 14 of those years at Riverside Middle School.  Riverside is a very special school where we are a family and truly care about one another. I am grateful to lead such a wonderful school in an amazing valley that includes our two communities of Silt and New Castle.  I have two children who attended elementary school at Kathryn Senor, middle school at Riverside, and high school at Coal Ridge. Both of my sons are attending the University of Wyoming where Matt, my oldest, is a senior, and my youngest, Will is a sophomore.  Go Pokes!

I feel extremely grateful to call this valley our home with the fantastic people that live here and the quality of life we have.  I enjoy the outdoors and love to be active by hiking, biking, swimming, skiing, reading,  and playing games with family and friends.  I look forward to a great year and I am excited to be back in school.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.  Go Vikings!!!


Contact Ms. Satter
Phone: 970-665-7800
Email: [email protected]

Assistant Principal/Athletic Director Jeff Bradley

Jeff BradleyHi, I grew up in a small town in Northern Colorado called Walden. My high school graduating class only had 16 total students, 12 guys and 6 girls. One of my teachers had such a strong influence on my life growing up; I pursued a career in education. I received my B.S. from Colorado State University and my master’s from the University of Northern Colorado. I have been a teacher, athletic director and/or assistant principal now starting my 26th year.

I have been married for 23 years with two children, Zach who is 17 and Zoey who is 12. I have lived in the Grand Valley for my entire career and really love the western slope. Riverside has great kids, super teachers is a caring community and is a great place to work! 

Contact Mr. Bradley
Phone: 970-665-7800
Email: [email protected]

Assistant Principal/Athletic Director Tom Taucher

Tom Taucher My name is Tom Taucher and this is my fifth year at Riverside Middle School. I have been involved in Public Education for twenty-nine years. 

Contact Mr. Taucher
Phone: 970-665-7800
Email: [email protected]