• Student Support Services at the Rochester International Academy

    As our students and families are working to adjust to a new life here in the United States, we work with all involved stakeholders to support this transition into the American culture.  Our goal is to provide social, emotional and academic support to our students to ensure each child is successful in school and life.  We collaborate with teachers in the classroom, we work with agencies in the community and we involve families in all that we can in order to strengthen the foundation that families and students are rebuilding.  We take a very collective approach in all that we do at RIA, we are not just a school…we are family.


                   Counselor           Ms. Kadya Donadelle

                       Ms. Donadelle joined the RIA Family in 2016.  She is committed to working with both students and their families at RIA to ensure every child can be successful in the classroom and ready for college or career after graduation.


                            Email for Ms. Donadelle: Kadya.Donadelle@RCSDK12.org 

                            Phone for Ms. Donadelle: 324-5250, extension 2142


     Ms. Orden has taken a different position in the Rochester City School District and is available by email at Terri.Orden@RCSDK12.org.



    RIA Mission: The Rochester International Academy (RIA) is designed to facilitate the cultural and academic transition of newly arrived English Language Learners through rigorous language instruction and interdisciplinary learning in collaboration with families and community.

    RIA Vision: RIA students will learn English to be successful scholars and to have full access to College and/or Career opportunities.