Phone: (925) 473-2380 x5613


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Rickenbacher

Greetings Students,

First of all, I wish I could meet every one of you in person!  Hopefully, we will get to be back in school soon!

I want to introduce myself by telling you a bit about me.  This is my fifth year teaching here at Hillview.  I'm so happy to be here and to be your teacher.  I have a second job as a fitness instructor teaching in the evenings and on weekends.  I currently teach body sculpting, Zumba, and Indoor Cycling.  I've been teaching fitness classes for over 35 years!

I used to run a 9 1/2 minute mile but due to a bad knee, I am no longer able to run. I do enjoy power walking and playing tennis in my free time.  I also play piano and snow ski.  My favorite food is Sushi, my favorite color is red, and my favorite place to be is anywhere there's a beach and waves.  I love to boggie board and body surf.

I have 2 children.  My son Austin is 19 and a Freshman in college attending San Jose State University.  My daughter Brooke is 16 and a sophomore in high school. We have a dog named Bandit and two cats; Bella and Caspian.

This remote learning is as new for me as it is for you.  Together, lets communicate, do our best, and have some fun!  You will be logging on to Clever Classroom and there you will find apps on the screen.  Google Classroom is there as well as other apps I use for our class instruction.  I use Remind, as well, and if you want to receive Remind notifications about your childs class, please email me your number. 

Lets do our best and embrace this new challenge together.  My email address is  Please read the PE Syllabus.  This will also be in Clever and on Google Classroom where you will be able to turn this acknowledgement in signed along with your child.

Zoom ID:  279 460 1075

Password: rickenb



Here we come, 2020, in a new way!


Sincerely yours,

Ms. Rickenbacher (Ms. R)