The Rodel Charitable Foundation of Arizona is pleased to announce the hiring of Michael Rivera as program administrator and Frieda Pollack as communication specialist.

As program administrator, Rivera will be working to expand the Rodel Teacher Initiative and the Math Achievement Club by Rodel.

Rivera brings to Rodel ten years of experience as a junior high school English teacher and eight years as a middle school principal in the Alhambra Elementary School District. Most recently he served as Director of Curriculum and Instruction for the district. He holds a B.S. in Education from Northern Arizona University and a M.A. in Education Administration and Supervision from Arizona State University.

As communication specialist, Pollack will be handling Community Relations for the Foundation and assisting with their math initiative.

Prior to joining Rodel, Pollack was Membership Services Coordinator for the Home Builders Association of Central Arizona and Marketing & e-Business Coordinator for the Law Offices of Scott M. Clark. She earned her B.S. in Journalism from Northern Arizona University.

The Rodel Charitable Foundation of Arizona’s vision is for Arizona to have one of the best pre-kindergarten through 12 educational systems by 2020. They are helping to raise student achievement in over 70 high-poverty schools in five counties.

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