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Meet Ms. Rivera

Hello to our Smith Elementary students and families!  My name is Dion Rivera, and I am honored to serve as principal of this incredible school.  I am so fortunate to get to spend my days surrounded by the hardest working teachers and kids, and to have such supportive families.  I am happy to welcome our families and spend time getting to know you and address your needs.  Here is some information so you can get to know me better as well.  
I have lived in Magnolia all of my life, and I have great pride in our community.  After graduating from Magnolia High School, I attended the University of Texas at Austin.  From there, I went on to earn a master's in English from Sam Houston State University.  After teaching third grade for a couple of years, I went back to school to get my master's in Education Administration from Lamar University.  This will be my sixteenth year in education.    
Before moving into administration, I taught fifth grade Math, Science, and Social Studies here at Smith.  I love this school and our students, and I am dedicated to doing whatever I can to provide the best education and environment for them.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, reading, running, cycling, and spending time outdoors.  I also like to scuba dive when I can find clear water!  I love to laugh and find the fun in everything I do.  
I am looking forward to an awesome year at Smith Elementary School!