Michael Coburn


Michael Coburn graduated from Northeast Louisiana University, currently known as University of Louisiana Monroe, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education as well as his Master of Education in Administrative Supervision. His career in coaching and teaching began in 1977 at Holy Cross School in New Orleans. Then in 1980, he joined East St. John High School in Reserve, La. coaching football and wrestling. He soon became the Head Football coach and Athletic Director. In 1987, he moved into administration as the  principal of East St. John High. In 1993, Mr. Coburn move to the school board office as Director of Food Service, Maintenance and Transportation. In 1995, he became the  Chief Administrative Officer of the school board. He served as principal of Garyville Magnet for four years before being named St. John Parish School Superintendent serving for 7 years. From 2008 to 2012 he was the Director of School and Community Support Program for the Louisiana Department of Education.  Beginning in 2014, he began working for St. John Parish Government starting out in Emergency Preparedness and then moving to the position of Chief Administrative Officer  He had a brief stint at Evonik Stockhausen in Garyville before being name Principal of Riverside Academy in December 2016. Mr. Coburn’s love for educating our youth makes him the perfect fit for Riverside Academy.

Cheree Gomez

Assistant Principal

Cheree Gomez is the Assistant Principal of Riverside Academy’s Elementary. In 2006 she earned a BA in Elementary Education from the University of Louisiana in Lafayette. From there, she furthered her education at Southeastern LA University receiving a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration- and earned a LA Principal’s License. She taught for 10 years in the public, parochial, and private school systems- as she has a passion for teaching, learning, and a heart for children. St. John Parish has always been her home, and it is where she currently resides with her husband and son.

Coy Boé

9th & 10th Counselor

Coy Boé joins the Riverside family after 16 years of teaching math and French at several area schools and 16 years of guidance counseling at East St. John High. After 32 years of experience, he just recently retired from St. John the Baptist Parish Public School System and is looking forward to a new chapter here at Riverside.

Kristen Roussel

11th & 12th Counselor

Kristen Roussel returns to Riverside Academy from Parkview Baptist in Baton Rouge, where she currently resides. She is a 2009 Riverside alumna and former member of the Marching Pride of Riverside. Kristen could not be more thrilled to be a Rebel again and serve the students of RA! She is a graduate of Louisiana State University where she earned a B.S. in Child and Family Services and was a member of the LSU Colorguard in the Golden Band from Tigerland. She is excited to yet again be a part of the family that makes Riverside a truly special place to call “home”.

Melanie Vicknair

Business Manager

More info coming soon!

Leslie Reed

Marketing and Enrollment Director

Leslie Reed, a Little Rock native, graduated in 2011 from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications with a concentration in Public Relations and a Minor in Photography. After college, she began work in Minor League Baseball as the Community Relations Director for the Arkansas Travelers Double-A affiliate of the LA Angels. She served as Project Coordinator at Archway Graphic Designs before moving to Reserve in 2014. Leslie turned her focus to photography and joined Romaguera Photography where she earned a national degree as Certified Professional Photographer. She is excited to now be a part of Riverside Academy and looks forward to another school year.

Timmy Byrd

Athletic Director

Coach Byrd attended East St. John HS and graduated from LSU and Southern Miss. His degree is in finance and banking. Coach Byrd comes to Riverside from Reserve Christian. He has been coaching for 22 years.

Frank Cazeaux


Frank Cazeaux begins his third year at Riverside Academy. He serves as the school disciplinarian and Head Varsity Baseball Coach. This is his 33rd year in education. He previously worked at St. Martin’s Episcopal, Hahnville High School, Archbishop Rummel, and Crescent City Baptist. Frank is a graduate of William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.


David Beadle

U.S. History


Donnell Becker

English Language Arts

English II

Psychology DE

Coy Boé

9th and 10th Counselor

French I, II, III, IV

Gail Branch

4th and 5th Grade

Chrissy Cifuentes



Education for Careers


Darryl Clement

Elementary Band

Beginning Band

Intermediate/Advanced Band

Theater I, II

Band Director

Amy DiMaggio

English I, III, DE

Writing 8

Jr. Beta Sponsor

Andy DiMaggio



Physical Science


Kevin Dizer

Athletic P.E.

Head Football Coach

Head Girls Basketball Coach

Track and Field

Molly Duhe

1st Grade

Gay Duhon

PreK 3

Chantelle Epperly

504 Coordinator

Dolly Frazier

PreK 2 Aide

Lacey Fritz

MS & HS Physical Education

Swim Head Coach

Asst. Softball Coach

Heidi Garcich

PreK 2

Asst. Girls Soccer Coach

Jenny Gomez

AP Calculus

ACT Prep



Advanced Math

Lindsay Guidry


Lisbeth Jackson

Spanish I, II, III

FCA Sponsor

Tiffany Juneau

2nd Grade

Elementary Cheer Sponsor

Erin Jung



Medical Terminology

Color Guard Sponsor

Darnell Landry

2nd Grade

Tara Loving


Personal Finance


Amber Lusco


Brandon Mancuso

Social Studies

LA History

Asst. Football Coach

Asst. Baseball Coach

Sonya Mazzella

English III, IV

ACT Prep

Speech DE

Moya McNulty


Crystal Millet

PreK Director

PreK 4

Shannon Millet

MS/HS Front Office

Administrative Assistant

Misty Moore

MS/HS Front Office

Administrative Assistant

Courtney Naquin

PreK 4

Ashton Perret



MS Football Coach

Asst. Baseball Coach

Sydney Perret

4th & 5th Grade

Jonathan Reed

Athletic P.E.

Football Coach/Defensive Coordinator

Asst. Girls Basketball Coach

Head Track Coach

Kristin Roccaforte

3rd Grade

Dance Sponsor

Amanda Roussel

3rd Grade

Kerri Roussel




Tanya Teague

Elementary P.E.

MS Volleyball Coach

Shannon Tregre

PreK 4 Aide

Cheer Sponsor

Kathleen Trent

Biology I, II

Odette Vicknair

4th & 5th Grade

Marie Villere

Algebra I, II


Brandi Wheelehan

Elementary Front Office

Administrative Assistant

Ryan Zeller

Western Civilization


Asst. Football Coach

Head Boys Soccer Coach

Support Staff

Roy Amedee

School Bus Director


Angie Jacob

Bus Driver

Donna Masters

Bus Driver

Arlene Teague

Bus Driver

Lee Dupepe

Cafeteria Director

Dana Breaud


Dana Vicknair


Lacey Vicknair


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