Our Staff

Tom Walentowski- Director/ Homeless Coordinator/ Science Teacher
734-529-3916 Ext. 15000

Stacy Hamet- Administrative Assistant

My name is Stacy Hamet.  I am probably the first face you see when you walk in the door in the morning.  This is my 3rd year at Riverside Academy but I have worked for Dundee Community Schools for 5 years and in all 4 buildings.  I moved to Dundee 7 years ago from Ohio and that was very difficult for me because most of my family is in Ohio.  My favorite thing to do is spending time with my husband and 2 children.  We love to go on vacations in the summer and in the winter we attend hockey and basketball games.  We enjoy going out to eat at many different types of restaurants, however, we also like to cook and bake at home and try new recipes.   I love working at Riverside Academy because I think this program is awesome and I also really enjoy getting to know all the students at Riverside.
734-529-3916 Ext. 15001

Linda Downer- Math Teacher

I am married and mom to two grown children. My husband is a retired teacher, my daughter is an engineer and my son owns and runs his own business. 

I graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Computer Science and a minor in Mathematics. I earned a Master's Degree from Marygrove College. 

I have been a teacher with Dundee Community Schools since 1997, and for the last few years I have taught Mathematics at Riverside Academy. 

In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, gardening, and spending time with family. 

734-529-3916 Ext. 15002

Josh Bahny- ELA/ Social Studies Teacher

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I am in my 4th year at Riverside Academy and at Dundee Community Schools, but also taught 2 years as an 8th grade History teacher.  I earned my Bachelor's Degree from Eastern Michigan University and earned a Master's Degree in Sport Management from EMU as well.  I am currently working on earning a Master's Degree in Administration from Central Michigan University.

I am married to Mrs. Bahny, the 7th grade ELA teacher at Dundee Middle School, and we are expecting our first child, Garland Grace, in December 2018.  Outside of school, I enjoy traveling, spending time with my dogs and family, reading, watching and playing sports, and playing video games.

734-529-3916 Ext. 15003