Riverside Local Schools
Educating Excellence!

Superintendent's Message

Dear Riverside Local Schools Community,

I am thrilled to extend a warm welcome to the 2023-2024 school year to all students, parents, guardians, educators, staff, and community members throughout the Riverside Local School District. It is with immense excitement and determination that I write this message, looking forward to a year filled with growth, learning, and success.

First and foremost, I want to express my gratitude for the well wishes and support from the Riverside community as I am returning to a district that holds a special place in my heart. Together, we have built a nurturing and dynamic educational environment that fosters the holistic development of our students. As your new superintendent, I am committed to preserving the values that define us while striving for continuous improvement and innovation.

This year presents us with fresh opportunities to explore and expand our educational horizons. Our focus remains to be “one community pursuing greatness and getting better every day.” Our dedicated teachers and staff are prepared to inspire, guide, and mentor our students, nurturing their unique talents and passions.

In line with our commitment to educational excellence, we will continue the work defined by the four pillars of the District’s Strategic Plan:
  • Safety, Climate, and Wellness
  • Advocacy, Partnerships, and Engagement
  • Fiscal Sensibility
  • Teaching and Learning
Riverside Local Schools has always been a close-knit community, and we aim to strengthen this bond even further. We are committed to providing a safe and supportive environment where every individual feels valued and respected. As we embark on this new chapter together, I invite each of you to join us in our pursuit of educational excellence. Let us work hand in hand to inspire curiosity, instill a love for learning, and prepare our students to become responsible and compassionate global citizens.

I am incredibly honored to be a part of the Riverside Local Schools community, and I look forward to meeting and collaborating with each one of you. Together, let us make the 2023-2024 academic year a resounding success!

Thank you for your unwavering support and dedication.  Should you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 440.352.0668.


Dr. Christopher J. Rateno
Riverside Local Schools
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Marlo Herrmann
Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent
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