Michael Coburn

Coburn, Michael

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 the 2017-2018 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 teaching for 21 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.


Donnell Becker

Language Arts

English II


Coy Boé

9th & 10th Grade Counselor

French I

French II

French III

Gail Branch

4th & 5th Grade

Moya McNulty


Darryl Clement

Music DE


Beginning Band 6


Intermediate/Advanced Band

4/5th Grade Band

Kevin Dizer

Physical Science

Elementary P.E.

Lindsay Guidry


Kathleen Trent



Amy DiMaggio

DE 101

English I Academic & Honors

English III Academic

Writing 8

Beta Club Sponsor

Andy DiMiggio


Biology DE

Biology II

Margaret Duhé


Gay Duhon


Lisbeth Jackson

Spanish I

Spanish II

Spanish III

Tiffany Juneau

1st Grade

Chris Lachney

Athletic Physical Education

Darnell Landry

2nd & 3rd Grade

Lenore Martinez


Heather Lozano


Math 6

504 Accommodations

Crystal Millet


John Owen

Middle School & High School Physical Education

Sydney Perret

4th & 5th Grade

Jonathan Reed

Art I

Athletic Physical Education

Kristin Roccaforte

2nd & 3rd Grade

Tara Loving

2nd & 3rd Grade

Amanda Roussel

2nd & 3rd Grade

Erin Jung

Medical Terminology

Science 6

Science Lab

Kerri Roussel

Publications I & II

Fine Arts Survey

Journey to Careers

Family & Consumer Science

Tori Sheppard

PreK2-Kindergarten Physical Education

Dennis Lorio

Math 7

Education to Careers

Physical Education

Joseph Trosclair

Algebra II

Algebra III DE

Calculus DE


Sonya Mazzella

English III, IV

Speech I

DE Communications

David Beadle

Paul Wineski


Writing 8

English III

Odette Vicknair

4th & 5th Grade

Marie Villere

Math 7


Algebra I

Advanced Math

Christopher Williams

Education to Careers



Chantelle Epperly


Jenny Gomez

Advanced Math


Math 8

Courtney Naquin


Ryan Zellar


Support Staff

Roy Amedee

Lee Dupepe

Libby Englade

Arleen Teague

Angela Jacob

Heidi Garcich

Shannon Millet

Dana Vicknair

Robbie Luminais

Amber Lusco

Donna Masters

Shannon Tregre

Misty Moore

Dana Breaud

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