Principal Karen Satter

Karen SatterHello, my name is Karen Satter and I am the principal at Riverside Middle School. Over the past 27 years, I have worked in the field of education as a counselor, teacher, dean, athletic director, instructional coach, and principal for grades K-12 in 6 different buildings. For the past 19 years I have worked in the Garfield Re-2 School District and 16 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. My eldest son Matt is a graduate from the University of Wyoming with a business marketing degree.  My younger son Will is a senior at the University of Wyoming where he is also majoring in business communication.  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 Danielle Bailey

Danielle BaileyWelcome!! 

My name is Mrs. Bailey, and I am one of the assistant principals at Riverside Middle School. I have been teaching 6th grade ELA at our school for the past 11 years. I have a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Grace College and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Western Governors University. 

My husband and I live in Parachute where I went to school from kindergarten through my senior year.  I am excited to continue to be at Riverside with the best kids and the best staff around.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.  Go Vikings!!! 


Contact Mrs. Bailey
Phone: 970-665-7800
Email: [email protected]

Assistant Principal/Athletic Director Trenton Bakich

Trent BakichI have lived in the valley since 2007, and I am entering my 14th year as a Viking! I love my family and the time that we spend together. I enjoy getting outdoors, but my passion is finding something new to learn, focusing all of my energy on understanding it, and moving on to something else. I am looking forward to the year as we all come together to ensure the success of ALL of our students. This is a fantastic school and a wonderful place to work. Go Vikings!

Contact Mr. Bakich

Phone: 970-665-7800
Email: [email protected]