Trent BakichHi. My name is Trent Bakich, and I am the ELD Coordinator, and I also teach 7th and 8th Grade Social Studies here at Riverside. I have lived in the valley since 2007, and I am entering my 12th 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 try to make it as normal as possible again!
Phone: 970-665-6780
Email: [email protected]

 Miranda Townsend Miranda TownsendMy name is Miranda Townsend, and I am beginning my 12th year as a Middle School Special Education teacher. Working with middle school students is my passion! I grew up in South Dakota, graduated from the University of South Dakota with both my Bachelors and Masters degrees.  Shortly after I lived in Washington state for a year, then found my way to Colorado. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my daughter, photography, running, hiking, live music, and traveling.
Phone: 970-665-6773
[email protected]

Dani Epperson 

Dani EppersonMy name is Dani Epperson and I am starting my first year as a middle school special education teacher. However, I have spent the last three years at Riverside as a paraprofessional. I was born and raised on the western slope of Colorado and most of my time has been spent in Garfield County. I have my bachelors degree from Western Governors University. In my free time I love to spend time with my husband and our two children. We enjoy spending time outdoors, traveling and attending comic conventions around the country. I am so excited to work with the amazing students at Riverside Middle School. Go Vikings!

Phone: 970-665-7708

Sydney Luebbe

Phone: 970-665-7809