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Billy Ojeda Named New Elementary Assistant Principal, Supporting Carnation and Cherry Valley Elementary

“I am so honored to be back home. Riverview helped mold me into the person I have become, and I want to give back all I can to this community.”

An educator for more than 20 years, and a member of our Riverview Community for even longer, Billy Ojeda returns to the Riverview School District as a new Assistant Principal, providing support to Carnation and Cherry Valley Elementary schools. Ojeda will provide support to those schools two days per week, with a third day alternating between the schools each week. He began his new role on January 16, 2024.

Most recently, he served four-and-a-half years as Dean of Students in the Lake Stevens School District. Prior to that, Ojeda was a Spanish teacher at Cedarcrest High School for four years and taught Spanish for 11 years in the Mukilteo School District at Mariner High School.

“I love working in education and feel lucky to do what I love,” Ojeda says. “In my career, I have always come from a place of service and support. If I can make either a student, parent, or teacher smile or be satisfied, then I have done my job. I want to make those around me feel special because that is the leader I want to be.”

Ojeda brings a mentoring and coaching background to his new role, as well as an advocacy for all students to be included and have their voices amplified. A former Cedarcrest varsity football coach, he has also been an assistant football coach, assistant junior varsity tennis coach, served as both a head coach and assistant coach with middle school wrestling and previously served as an athletic director.

Beyond athletics, Ojeda is experienced with PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support), focused on preventing behaviors, while being equally skilled in MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support), helping educators provide a framework for implementing academic and behavioral strategies for all students. With extensive experience focusing on diversity and inclusion efforts, while also serving on various committees to open doors and provide access to marginalized and vulnerable communities, the word “community” is synonymous with Billy Ojeda’s life and work experience.

“Last year, my theme in the district was ‘creating community’. I cannot think of anyone who better exemplifies that idea than Mr. Ojeda,” said Riverview Superintendent, Dr. Susan Leach. “He is a welcome addition to our administrative team and will be an immense support to our elementary principals.”

“Going to school here, I had amazing teachers and mentors who never gave up on me and pushed me to be better each day,” Ojeda shares. “I want to do the same for the students I am so proud to serve.”

Please join us in welcoming back Billy Ojeda to our Riverview Community!

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