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Teachers Join Riverbank High
Six new teachers have joined the ranks at Riverbank High. They are Jon Byron who teaches English, Deborah Dietz and Robert Fisk who are both math instructors, Linda "Bernie" Listener whose subjects are culinary arts and foods, Vanessa Perez who teaches Spanish and Jack Wool who is an agriculture teacher.

Byron is four years out of college at the University of Southern California and coming from a one-year teaching post at a junior high school in Anaheim. He is married to Ivy, who is expecting their first child in December and they are buying a house in town.

His spare time interests are music, singing and playing the piano. His college degree was in musical theater and creative writing. He writes short stories for his own amusement.

Dietz arrived back in California a week ago from Fort Collins, Colorado where she spent the last six years teaching eighth grade. Born in Merced, she has a degree in economics from the University of California at Davis.

For amusement, Dietz plays soccer and likes to ride a bicycle and go hiking in the mountains. She is engaged to Michael Hamilton of Oakdale. Her pet animal is a chocolate-colored Labrador.

Fisk is joining Riverbank High after teaching for 22 years at Clear Lake High in Lake County north of Sacramento. His major at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo was in history and his minor in math.

He and his wife Kay moved to this area in July. They have five children, with one daughter, Raechel, still living with them and attending Modesto Junior College.