District Administration

Superintendent: Tony Roehrick, Ed.D.

Tony Roehrick

Tony Roehrick joined Rincon Valley in July 2015 bringing eleven years of experience as a Superintendent to the district.  Most recently, he was the Superintendent in the Cabrillo Unified School District in Half Moon Bay.  He also served in the Bellevue and Alexander Valley school districts in this role.  Tony was also a principal in Petaluma and Mt. Diablo school districts.  His teaching career was in the Santa Rosa City School District.

Tony earned his doctoral degree from the University of La Verne in 2003, focusing his dissertation on effect support programs for recently reclassified English learners.  He earned his Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Sonoma State University.  Tony works with the U.C. Davis School of Education training school and district teams in innovative use of Instructional Rounds to improve outcomes for students.  In 2011, he was selected by the Sonoma County Association of School Administrators as the Superintendent of the Year.

Tony was raised in Santa Rosa, attending Bennett Valley, Herbert Slater, and Montgomery schools. His wife Laura and he have made Santa Rosa their home for twenty-six years and have raised two daughters in the area.  They are enjoying their first grandchild while awaiting the arrival of their second in December 2015.  Tony is an avid San Franciso Giants fan and enjoys working in his garden and hiking through the beautiful Sonoma County countryside.  


 

Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum: Terry Metzger, Ed.D

Terry Metzger

Dr. Terry Metzger joined Rincon Valley Union School District in 2012 as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction.  While her primary focus is professional development and district-wide implementation of the Common Core State Standards, she is responsible for the oversight of many district programs including science labs, physical education, services for English Learners, school libraries, art docents, summer school, gifted and talented education, consulting teachers, beginning teacher support, and a variety of instructional programs such as Lexia and Accelerated Reader.  This year, Terry and the curriculum team are also working on new benchmark tests and report cards that are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Before arriving in Rincon Valley, Terry worked in the California Central Valley for over 23 years.  She has enjoyed a wide variety of experiences in her career, beginning with early childhood and after school programs, before teaching in middle and elementary school settings and ultimately serving as a school site administrator for 14 years.  Terry has also worked as a Project Adventure leader, Principal-Coach for Sacramento County Office of Education, and guest lecturer at CSU, Stanislaus.  In addition to holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration, she completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership in May 2013.

Terry’s educational philosophy includes the belief that schools must provide students with the skills they need to effectively compete in our global economy.  She says, "It is critical for students to be able to apply knowledge to solve challenging problems, and equally important for them to conduct themselves with integrity as they work with others in college, the workplace, and life.  Because the manner in which students learn is diverse, schools should provide a variety of rich opportunities for students to build upon their strengths and connect learning to their lives.”

Terry and her husband, JR, live in Rincon Valley.  They have been married for 25 years and have three grown sons. Terry is an active member of the Valley of the Moon Rotary Club and spends her free time enjoying her grandchildren, reading, and exploring local beaches.

 

Deputy Superintendent, Business: Joseph Pandolfo Ed.D

Joseph Pandolfo

Dr. Pandolfo has worked in public education for almost 30 years as both a teacher and administrator.  His current responsibilities as Deputy Superintendent of Business Services for the Rincon Valley Union School District include supervising an annual general fund budget of over $40 million as well as managing a $54 million-facility program.  He also supervises all of the financial and operational departments of the District.  Dr. Pandolfo came to Rincon Valley after working ten years as a school business administrator in the Mid-West, where he was Director of Finance and Operations for the Westchester Elementary School District in Westchester, Illinois.  Joseph is vice president of Redwood Empire Schools Insurance Group (RESIG) board of directors, which provides commercial insurance for over 40 school districts.  He also serves on the Sonoma County Treasury Oversight Committee and is a member of the Sonoma County Local Plan Area (SELPA).

Joseph is passionate about the education and training of new school district leaders and has presented multiple times at classes for the Association of School Administrators (ASCA) for current and future leaders in the areas of Director of Fiscal Services, Administrative Assistants, the New Superintendent Budget Boot Camp as well as for the California Association of School Administrators (CASBO) Chief Business Official (CBO) classes.  He is the academic coordinator for the ACSA Director of Maintenance and Operation Class and has guest lectured at the University of California, Davis as well as Sonoma State University on school district finance.  He is a registered consultant with the Financial Crisis and Management Assistant Team (FCMAT), and has consulted and served as a mentor for school districts throughout California.  He is a past winner of the Business Official of the Year by the Sonoma County Association of School Administrators.

Joseph earned a Bachelor in Music Education from Indiana University, Bloomington and has a Masters in School Business Administration from Loyola University of Chicago.  He is a certified School Chief Business Official.  Dr. Pandolfo was awarded his Ed.D. from the University of California at Davis with his dissertation on school district efficiency.


 

 

Superintendent's Message

Tony Roehrick
District Superintendent

Welcome to the Rincon Valley Union School District (RVUSD).  We serve students in Transitional Kindergarten (Kinderbridge) through Grade 6 as well as students in grades 7-8 in a technology rich charter program.  We are proud of the diversity of our community and in the services we offer students.  These programs include robust visual and performing arts, as well as programs that promote problem solving through collaborative workgroups.  

Our schools are tremendous environments for children.  RVUSD has a long and well-earned reputation for our high performing schools.  We take great pride in the academic success our students enjoy in their secondary educational experience.  However, our teachers, principals, and support staff are equally attentive to developing high quality citizens.  We have significant support model that includes school counselors at every school, as well as support personnel that serve all types of learners including those that are gifted or benefit from additional support.

We are good partners with our families.  We understand that together, we can make the best and most positive impact for your child.  Should you ever have a question or a concern, do not hesitate to bring these forward to your child’s teacher, principal or superintendent. 

My commitment to the Governing Board, staff, and our community is to ensure we continue to provide the highest quality educational programs to serve the youth of our community.  We do so in a transparent manner that embraces community-wide dialogue and input.  I am very impressed by the passion and deep-seated commitment this community holds for our schools and students and I promise to never take your commitment for granted.

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