Riverdale Welcomes New Faculty Members

Riverdale Academy’s Booster Club is welcoming several new members of their faculty for the next school year.  They are Mary Ann Longino, Shannon Aton, and Jennifer Breedlove.

Mary Ann Longino is from Martin and a 29-year veteran teaching Pre-K and Kindergarten at Red River Elementary.  Longino is looking forward to teaching in Riverdale’s Little Red Building.

Longino said, “I’m so excited to be at Riverdale.  My kids all graduated from RA and I’m so excited to be a part of the traditions!”  Longino is also the mayor of Martin, her hometown.

Shannon Aton comes to Riverdale Academy from Fairview Alpha Elementary.  She served two years as a Kindergarten Tutor before beginning her internship as a Pre-K Teachers aid.

Anton said, “I am very excited for the opportunity to build relationships with the children and their families.  I’m also excited to be able to work with a staff that is already so welcoming and supportive.”

Jennifer Breedlove is a Coushatta resident married to Adam Breedlove.  Their two sons attend Riverdale.  She has taught special education in the parish for 20 years.

Breedlove said, ”Riverdale is very special to me.  I, along with. Numerous family members, have graduated from there.”  She is excited to be a part of the RA family.  She will be teaching in the same second grade classroom where her mother taught for over 30 years.