• Welcome Riojas Family

    I am thrilled to be part of the Riojas team! Getting to know all of the students at Riojas is a goal I strive to reach. I believe in teaching all of our students to be kind, confident, brave and to be themselves. It truly takes a village to raise a child. With all of us working together, our Riojas students will have a fun and successful school year. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. I look forward to getting to know all of you.

    I am excited to get the 2020-2021 school year started!  Due to currently not being on campus, I have created a virtual counseling office.  Please use this resource to help your family during this school year. Click here to watch a video of myself walking you through my virtual office.

    Click on the link below to take you to my virtual counseling office:  Mrs. Patterson’s Virtual counseling office!

    Counseling Services 

    Guidance Lessons: 

    The counselor will visit your child’s classroom to teach life learning skills. Some of these lessons will be based on problem solving, social skills, character education, promoting self-esteem and kindness.

    Small Group Counseling: 
    Some students will be invited to join the counselor along with a small group of students. A student might be part of this group if he/she needs help to work through problems or feelings they might be experiencing while at school. Some of the small group topics could include, working on social skills, promoting self-esteem, problem solving skills or divorce.

    Individual Meetings:
    Referrals for individual students may be made by staff, parents, or students themselves. The counselor meets with the student to understand their needs, give support and offer constructive suggestions.

    RES Counseling Yearly Plan


    Below are some resources for use by our campus community, covering a wide variety of topics, including social-emotional learning. Please let us know how we may be of service, or reach out if you have any questions.


    Contact information:

    Lori Patterson 

    Be Kind. Be Confident. Be Brave. Be You.