Hoover High Community School's Nest

 Community Schools Overview: 

What is a Community School? 

A community school is a strategy for organizing school and community resources around holistic student success. Hoover’s community school strategy is based on four pillars: 

About me - Richard Gijon - Community Schools Site Coordinator

I am a husband and father of three.

My beautiful wife Diana and three wonderful kiddos: Jericho (8), Juliana (6), and Jeremiah (1). Diana is a 4th grade teacher at Crown Point Music Academy and a previous education specialist for students with moderate/severe disabilities. Much love to my colleagues in the SPED department… you are wonderful human beings. Jericho and Juliana are both on the autism spectrum and thriving in school! 

I believe in the promise of public education and desire to be a resource, advocate, and cheerleader for our Hoover Community. My primary responsibility is to identify the barriers to student success and identify resources to support students and families.

Fun Facts: I’m a huge Disney and Marvel Fan, my family identifies as “Mexipino” (Mexican and Filipino), and I love to sing (I’m a tenor if you’re wondering).

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator:  ISFP (Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving)

StrengthsFinder (themes): Belief, Significance, Harmony, Empathy, Restorative

Here to serve!

About me - Kristiana Riego de Dios - Community Schools Teacher Coach

Hi! My name is Kristiana Riego de Dios. I have been an English teacher at Hoover for 10 years now. I was born and raised in San Diego, and am a proud product of SDUSD public education, attending Longfellow K-8 where I became bilingual in Spanish and English. While I attended a private high school, I reunited with public education when I attended SDSU, majoring in Liberal Studies with a Specialization in Spanish. When in my student teaching program there, I was placed at Hoover High School and have never left since! Hoover holds a special place in my heart for many reasons, one of the being that my mother is an alumnae (Class of '82). In addition to being the site's teacher coach, my other roles on campus incude archivist (I love Hoover history!), club advisor, and SABE Academy Director. 

As Hoover's Teacher Coach, I look forward to engaging with all staff in our collaborative Community Schools work. I truly believe in the power of Community Schools and the importance of recognizing that education goes far beyond the classroom. Community Schools are more than just educational institutions; they are vibrant hubs of learning, support, and collaboration deeply embedded within their neighborhoods. Anyone who has ever worked at Hoover knows that our community is special; it's time that we treat it as such and do what is right for us. We finally have the opportunity to tailor and diversify our services to match the diverse and multifaceted needs of our students, families, and surrounding community, and I am so excited to be a part of this journey!

Fun Facts: I love playing trivia games. I'm a libra. My goal is to make it to all 30 MLB Ballparks (I'm at 14/30). And I've been to 4/6 Disney Parks (Disneyland, Disney World, Tokyo Disney & Disneyland Paris).

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator: ESTJ (Extroverted, Sensing, Thinking, Judging)

Clifton Strengths: Strategic | Deliberative | Relator | Command | Adaptability

If you would like to see a more built out explanation and road map for the role of the Teacher Coach, please check out the job description here.

♥️ Kristiana Riego de Dios