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Principal - Alex Rivera

Hello everyone!
This is my 3rd year as the principal at Walnut Glen Academy. I consider it and honor and privilege to be working for our students. I served in the United States Air Force for four years and have a master's degree from Texas A&M Commerce in Educational Administration. I am currently working on a Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction. 

I believe in having an open door policy which includes a positive outlook when meeting parents and community members alike! We are one, big, happy family at Walnut Glen Academy! It is my pleasure and positive interest to develop long lasting relationships with our students, parents and community members.
Favorite Quote: What you do thunders above your head so loudly that I can't hear what you are saying...
                                      - Emerson

Assistant Principal - Brian Trichell

Greetings and salutations!  I am very excited to be the new Assistant Principal for Walnut Glen Academy for Excellence.  I am looking forward to the many opportunities and challenges that lie ahead of us this year.  I have been in the teaching profession for 18 years and have worked with kids for more than 20 years.  I am passionate about teaching and learning.  We are here to prepare students for college and career readiness.  Therefore, I am all about doing what is best for kids. I have a B.A. in Psychology from Louisiana Tech University and a Master's degree in Educational Administration from Texas A&M Commerce.
My lovely wife and I have a beautiful 3 year old son.  We enjoy traveling and learning about different cultures.  I enjoy family, music and sports in my leisure time.  I have coached track, basketball and baseball during the course of my career.  It is a blessing to work with children and will strive daily to uphold the dignity, worth, and uniqueness of each individual student on our campus.  I see nothing but greatness in the future for the Walnut Glen family.  I look forward to meeting and working with everyone.

Guidance Counselor- Deb Rivera

I welcome all parents to our Walnut Glen family!  I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with each of your children to support their learning and achievement of life-long goals and success.  I have 10 years prior teaching experience, a Master's degree in School Counseling, Pre-Professional Counseling, and Educational Administration. I look forward to the new challenges and rewards of every school year!

Nurse- Michele Burger

I grew up in Kansas City, Missouri.
I went to the University of Missouri
in St.Louis, and received my Nursing Degree
at Barnes College of Nursing.
I have jumped out of an airplane at 10,000ft!
My favorite children's book is
"The Monster at the End of the Book."
Recess was my favorite part of the School day.


Data Clark & Secretary


                                 Elva GuzmanSilvia Fernandez




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