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 named Principal of Riverside Academy in December 2016. Mr. Coburn’s love for educating our youth makes him the perfect fit for Riverside Academy.
My name is Kristin Roccaforte. I am a 1998 graduate of Riverside Academy from which I attended from Kindergarten – 12th grade. In 2002, I earned my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from Nicholls State University. I have been a third grade teacher at Riverside Academy for over 15 years. I am married to Mike Roccaforte who is a 1997 graduate of Riverside Academy. We have three children, Brody (6th grade), Brinley (4th grade), and Brax (PK4) who are current students at Riverside Academy. I am excited to serve as the Elementary Supervisor and look forward to share in the success of all students at Riverside Academy.
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.
9th and 10th Counselor
French I, II, III, IV
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”.