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IMG_1029.jpgIvin Gunder

Role / Title:  Principal

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Phone:  813-671-5011

Mr. Gunder holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geography from Jacksonville University and a Master’s in Educational Leadership from American College of Education. In his twelve years as a classroom teacher, Mr. Gunder focused strictly on reading and literacy skills and established a positive learning culture by emphasizing that every student can succeed. Furthermore, he served as a mentor to aspiring educators. Mr. Gunder spent three years at Lakeside Junior High, serving as the Assistant and Vice Principal and overseeing all aspects of curriculum development. Mr. Gunder then transitioned to Vice Principal at Oakleaf High School, where he built the master schedule and offered in-service opportunities that encourage teachers to grow and excel in the classroom. Mr. Gunder had the pleasure to return to Lakeside Junior to serve as Principal. There he engaged in daily classroom visits and provided targeted and meaningful feedback to teachers while facilitating a team of teachers that examined the school data to support them in becoming more intentional in their instruction. Mr. Gunder completed the nationally recognized New Leaders program and is a graduate of Leadership Florida, Education Class IV. Mr. Gunder takes pleasure in giving back what was so freely given to him by his teachers and joining the Riverview High School Faculty and Staff.

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SpiroBrian323.jpgBrian Spiro

Role / Title:  Assistant Principal for Curriculum

Phone:  813-671-5011

Mr. Spiro began his teaching career at Riverview High School for a brief period of time before temporarily moving to Cincinnati, OH, and earning a Masters in the Art of Teaching from Miami University (Ohio). Upon returning to Tampa, Mr. Spiro taught English and coached football and wrestling at Durant High School. After receiving an Educational Specialist degree from National Louis University in Educational Leadership, Mr. Spiro returned to Riverview as an AP in November of 2015.

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MassenaKevin7.jpgKevin Massena

Role / Title:  Assistant Principal for Administration

Phone:  813-671-5011

Mr. Massena manages the physical properties of the school, supervises the Student Affairs office, and serves as athletic director.  Mr. Massena entered education as a science teacher.  He is a charter member of the Sharks faculty, and has been an assistant principal for student affairs.

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grover.jpgJennifer Grover

Role / Title:  Assistant Principal for Student Affairs (10th-12th grade students A-F)

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Ms. Grover hails from the great state of Michigan and received her Bachelor’s in English Education at Wayne State University in Detroit. She began her career in Hillsborough County in 2010 primarily working with the Teen Parent Program and drop-out prevention. Wanting a new experience, Ms. Grover shifted her focus from students to teachers as a Peer Evaluator and then Instructional Mentor. During this time, she completed her Master’s in Educational Leadership at the University of South Florida. Realizing she was missing out on her favorite part of education (the students) she returned to the classroom in 2017 to teach English and serve as a Teacher Talent Developer at Riverview.

Dowling-DickeyYolanda95.jpgYolanda Dowling-Dickey

Role / Title:  Assistant Principal for Student Affairs (10th-12th grade students G-O)

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After graduating from Florida A&M University, Mrs. Dickey began her teaching career as a Science teacher at Brandon High School for 7 years.  Having earned her Masters of Education degree from Nova Southeastern University she joined Riverview High as an administrator after its inaugural year in 1999.  She has the distinction of being the longest serving administrator at RvHS.  Mrs. Dickey is a fixture at Riverview. During her current 23 year tenure she has enjoyed the opportunity to serve both students and their parents (former students). She is married and is the proud mother of three daughters.

David Kovacs

Role / Title:  Assistant Principal for Student Affairs (10th-12th grade students P-Z)

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ScottEric299.jpgEric Scott

Role / Title:  Assistant Principal for Student Affairs (9th grade)

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Mr. Scott graduated from Tuskegee University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. He also earned his Master of Arts in Education Leadership in 2009 from Nova South Eastern University. He proudly taught high school mathematics for over nine years where he would volunteer to tutor struggling Geometry students in the Progress Village community. He currently serves as Assistant Principal at Riverview High School.

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7202017_32645_0.jpgDeputy Aaron Kater

Role / Title:  Resource Officer

Deputy Aaron Kater, a former officer in the Broward County Sheriff’s Office in Fort Lauderdale for seven years has much experience in law enforcement.  This includes his involvement within the jail, patrol, swat, U.S. Air force Reserve and a division known as SLIT (special incident respond team).

Although Riverview will be his first school, he is more than prepared for the job. Kater has much experience with kids of all ages from working with community churches, Big Brothers/ Big Sisters and the Boys and Girls Club. Kater said is really excited to be working with high school students.

“To work with kids you really have to have a passion, a unique skill set, to understand them.” Kater said, which is what he said he plans to bring to the table. “I would never try to belittle anyone, but instead try to give guidance and help.”

By: Ashara Wynne, News Reporter
The Shark Encounter