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Mr. Rivadeneyra


33rd Year Teaching in CUSD. 


Hi, I'm Mr. Rivadeneyra: aka Mr. Riva.

  • Married 32 years; wife Interior Designer
  • Son Aaron is married and is a graduate of Concordia University Irvine; water polo scholarship, works for STANCE
  • Kyle is married and a graduate of St Francis College NY; academic & athletic scholarship for Water Polo/Swimming works in Times Square NYC, Internet eCommerce Security. Made me a grandpa last January with their first born named Milo!
  • Tanner graduate of San Francisco State University; works at Music City Rehearsal San Francisco; Event coordinator 
  • All 3 boys garnered their education from CUSD; Concordia Elementary, Shorecliffs Middle School, and San Clemente High School.
  • 16 years Boys’ Varsity Volleyball Assistant Coach @ Dana Hills High School.
  • 2 CIF Volleyball Championships; 1 as a player at SCHS and as a coach at University HS Girls' Volleyball 2005.  
  • I've had brunch with 2 Presidents; Carter and Ford
  • Played a game of pool with Minnesota Fats
  • Was related to John Wayne
  • Met Patrick Swayze several times and he used to send me Happy Birthday Cards!
  • Joe Walsh is my buddy!


  • 33rd year teaching with Capistrano Unified School District. 
  • 10 years at San Juan Elementary
  • San Clemente High School *Summer School 
  • I am in my 23nd year at Marco Forster. 
  • 4 teaching credentials; CTE "Arts-Media-Entertainment",  Multiple Subject Credential, Social Science Single Subject Credential, and a Single Subject Computer Concepts and Applications Credential
  • I am a former Marco Forster Roadrunner student as well as an alumnus of SCHS, UCSB/UCI graduate.


  • National University “Teaching Credentials”
  • UCI “BA-Social Science”
  • Saddleback College “AA-Degree”
  • San Clemente High School Diploma
  • Marco Forster Junior High Diploma

 Subjects Currently Teaching:

  • Social Science Grade 6/Video Production/Yearbook

 Subjects Taught:

  • Gr 6 PE
  • Gr 6 English
  • Gr 6/7 Science
  • Gr 4/5/6 Elementary School
  • Gr 6 Social Science
  • Gr 7 Social Science
  • Gr 8 Social Science
  • Video Production
  • Computer Graphics
  • Yearbook
  • ELD Reading Plus
  • Gr 10 World History *SCHS Summer School
  • Gr 6 Wheel: Steps To Success & Step Up To Success

 Current Teaching Credentials Certificates:

  • Single Subject “Social Science”
  • CTE "Arts-Media-Entertainment"
  • Single Subject “Computer Concepts Applications”
  • Professional Clear “Ryan Multiple Subject Credential”
  • CTAP Certificate *OCDE issued
  • TIC Certificate *CUSD issued
  • SB395 Certificate *CCTC issued
  • RIC Certificate *CUSD issued
  • GLAD Certificate *CUSD issued
Mr. Riva & Misty May 3 Gold Olympic Medals
Mr. Riva & Misty May 3 Gold Olympic Medals
Mr. Riva Dana Point Newspaper Article: Dana Hills Volleyball

Dana Point Times