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, II, III, IV

Gail Branch

4th & 5th Grade

Moya McNulty


Language Arts

Darryl Clement

Music DE

Beginning Band 5th/6th


Intermediate/Advanced Band

4th Grade Band

Kevin Dizer

Science 8th Grade

Physical Science

Lindsay Guidry


Kathleen Trent



Amy DiMaggio

English I, III, IV

English Dual Enrollment

Writing 8

Junior Beta Club Sponsor

Andy DiMiggio


Biology Dual Enrollment

Biology II

Margaret Duhé

1st Grade

Gay Duhon


Lisbeth Jackson

Spanish I

Spanish II

Spanish III

Tiffany Juneau

1st Grade

Darnell Landry

2nd & 3rd Grade

Crystal Millet


Sydney Perret

4th & 5th Grade

Jonathan Reed

Athletic Physical Education

Kristin Roccaforte

2nd & 3rd Grade

Southern Sweethearts Sponsor

Tara Loving

Intro to Business Computer Applications

Amanda Roussel

2nd & 3rd Grade

Erin Jung

Medical Terminology


Science 6

Color Guard Sponsor

Kerri Roussel

Publications I & II

Fine Arts Survey

Journey to Careers

Family & Consumer Science

Sonya Mazzella

English III, IV

Speech I

Speech Dual Enrollment

David Beadle

US History

US History Dual Enrollment



Odette Vicknair

4th & 5th Grade

Marie Villere

Math 7th Grade


Algebra I

Chantelle Epperly

LA History

Social Studies

Jenny Gomez

Advanced Math

Algebra II

Courtney Naquin


Ryan Zellar


World History

World Geography

Support Staff

Roy Amedee

School Bus Director


Lee Dupepe

Cafeteria Director

Arleen Teague

Bus Driver

Angela Jacob

Bus Driver

Heidi Garcich

PreK/Kindergarten Aide

Shannon Millet

HS Office Administrative Assistant

Dana Vicknair


Amber Lusco

Attendance Clerk

Donna Masters

Bus Driver

Shannon Tregre

PreK Aide

Cheer Sponsor

Misty Moore

HS Office Administrative Assistant

Dana Breaud


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