Principal's Message

Dear Riverdale Tech Parents,

On behalf of the staff at Riverdale, I wanted to welcome you to the 2023-2024 school year!  I am excited and humbled to be a part of this community and to join such a dedicated and professional group of teachers and support staff. I know together we will continue to accomplish great things for our students.

This year we will continue our focus on our District Strategic Plan: Academic Skills + Personal Skills = Lifelong Success! Our academic program is rigorous, engaging, and aligned to the state standards. The teachers at Riverdale utilize research-based strategies to develop critical thinking skills and to help students develop scholarly habits. In addition, we are committed to 21st Century Learning and a primary vehicle for this will be through our partnership with Apple. Over the past few years, Riverdale staff has worked hard to implement the use of technology to greatly enhance the academic experience of students and to earn the title of being an Apple Distinguished school. This work will continue this school year!

The past few years have been really challenging for our community and therefore it will remain a priority at Riverdale to support the socio-emotional needs of our students and families. This year, we will continue to provide counseling supports on our campus for students that may require assistance coping with difficult situations.

I look forward to working together with students, staff, and parents to continue providing the educational experience possible. Thank you for your continued support of Riverdale and its programs. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at 714-663-6563.



Jason Shabet


Riverdale Tech Academy