Phone: 210-764-9632


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Psychology w/ a minor in Wellness. Certified in Special Education, Physical Education, Core Content EC-6

Mr. Joseph Rivera

Hello, my name is Joseph "Jay" Rivera, and this is my 2nd year at Wood Middle School. I'm 24 years old, I was born and raised in San Antonio. I graduated from UTSA in 2018 with a Bachelor's in Psychology and a minor in Wellness. This is my 3rd year working for NEISD and my 2nd year teaching. I'm a Special Education Teacher; more specifically I co-teach 7th Grade English and Texas History. I chose special education because I've always enjoyed helping students with more specific needs and helping them develop great skills to apply to their studies and their lives. I'm currently starting classes to work towards getting my master's in child and adolescent psychology. I do a little bit of coaching as well. I coach 8th grade boys basketball in the winter, and then I coach track in the springtime. I'm also the school's resident DJ/MC when it comes to school events, including dances. I really enjoy the people here on this campus and I'm thankful to work with so many passionate and intelligent educators. You're going to meet a lot of great teachers, but they're even better people. You can reach me at my email, That is the best way to contact me. Have a great day and Go Wranglers!!



Class Schedule

  • "A" Day

    1st Period-  TX History w/ Mr. Monette (8:30-9:35)

    2nd Period- ELAR w/ Mr. Haupt (9:40-10:45)

    3rd Period- ELAR w/ Mr. Austin (10:50-11:45)

    LUNCH- 12:00-12:40

    4th Period- ELAR w/ Mr. Austin (12:45-1:50)


    "B" Day

    5th Period- ELAR w/ Mr. Haupt (8:30-9:35)

    6th Period- ELAR w/ Mr. Austin (9:40-10:45)

    7th Period- ELAR w/ Mr. Austin (10:50-11:55)

    LUNCH- (12:00-12:40)

    8th Period- CONFERENCE (12:45-1:50)


    Tutoring Hub: google classroom code: hpta6q6