Staff Directory

Office Staff

  • Principal, Ms. Kimberly Libenguth
  • Office Manager, Ms. Kathleen Allinger    
  • Office Assistant,  Mrs. Veronica Flores              
  • Health Technician, Ms. Cindy Cook

Certificated Classroom Staff


  • Pre-K, Ms. Darcy Washkevich, Room 2B
  • Mrs. Kim Boncher, Room 2A
  • Mrs. Allison Kraft, Room 1A

First Grade

  • 1/ 2, Ms. Lisa Milligan, Room 5
  • Ms. Heather Makielski, Room 25

Second Grade

  • Mrs. Julia Coyle, Room 4
  • Mrs. Monika Merideth, Room 7

Third Grade

  • Mrs. Valerie Oberg, Room 27
  • Mr. Manny Aceves, Room 26
  • 3rd/4th, Mrs. Julie Gaughran, Room 22

Fourth Grade

  • Mrs. Zina Alsheikh, Room 6
  • Mrs. Gabby Garcia, Room 23

Fifth Grade

  • Mrs. Christine Wooding, Room 12
  • Mrs. Janelle Schnurr, Room 13

Sixth Grade

  • 5th/6th, Mrs. Karly Pecorella, Room 15
  • Mr. Jeff Lehton, Room 16

Certificated Support Staff

  • Resource Specialist, Mrs. Mary Lou Flippen, Room 10
  • Resource Specialist,  Mrs. Julie Nuñez, Room 17
  • Resource Specialist,  Mrs. Mandy Ramirez, Room 33 
  • SLP (Speech, Language  Pathologist), Miss Erin Desautels, Room 28
  • Counselor, Ms. Heather Martin, Room 9B
  • Psychologist,  Mrs. Tierney Bradford, Room 9A
  • Intervention, Mrs. Elisa Torres Rivera, Room 8 
  • Social Worker, Mrs. Shanna Wardhaugh, Room 11

Classified Staff

  • ESS Leader,  Ms. Ariana Covarubias
  • Library Media Technician,  Ms. Kerri Askin
  • Senior Custodian,  Mr. Brenn Boyer
  • Night Custodian,  Mr. Adrian Cervantes
  • Child Nutrition (Lead),  Mrs. Tina DaSilveira
  • Child Nutrition,  Mrs. Maria Ramirez
  • Child Nutrition,  Mrs. Connie Sams
  • Paraprofessional, Resource,  Ms. Michaela MacGowan
  • Paraprofessional, Resource, Ms. Sarah Harris
  • Paraprofessional, PKFLP,  Ms. Marty McDuff
  • Paraprofessional, Special Education,  Mrs. Jeannett Rein
  • Paraprofessional, Special Education, Ms. Julie Proctor

Playground Attendants

  • Esther Flores
  • Karylin Hedge
  • Asminda Hernandez
  • Paula Acevedo

Why You'll Love Bancroft

  • Centrally Located in the Middle of Spring Valley
  • Wonderful Partnerships with San Diego County Office of Education, Health and Human Services
  • A Citizen’s Academy in Partnership with San Diego Probation
  • New Mentorship Program with the Local DA office of San Diego
  • An Energetic Campus
  • Full of Heart for Students

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