• Hello, I'm Mr. Roberto Zavala, one of the Special Education Inclusion teachers at Tomas Rivera Elementary school. This will be my second year at Rivera and my 9th year as an educator. I have taught middle school 7- 8 grades and this year I am teaching students in grades 3 - 5. I enjoy working with students and seeing them attain their goals. I value and encourage students to be themselves and to try their best! My favorite subjects are Math and Science. I served in the United States Marine Corps for 10 years in administration. After the military, I spent 8 years with Verizon Wireless as a Reports Coordinator. My wife Paulina is also a teacher and my daughter Natalia is a 9th grader at Ryan High School. I enjoy watching sports, cooking/baking, and spending time with family.