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New California School Boards Association President is Long-Time La Mesa-Spring Valley School Board Member, Dr. Emma Turner

CSBA President Dr. Turner

Dr. Emma Turner has been voted as the president of the California School Boards Association (CSBA), a group representing over 1,000 educational agencies statewide. A link to the CSBA website with information about Dr. Turner can be found here Dr. Turner has served on the Board of Education of the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District for over 12 years, and was appointed CSBA president at the recent Annual Education Conference in San Francisco where she and district superintendent, David Feliciano, were able to meet some of the more than 5,000 participants. Dr. Turner has been a passionate and vocal advocate for children both in La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools and throughout the state. Her personal values center on equity and access for all children. She is also deeply committed to the work of early childhood education.

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District News


Enjoy this video compilation of footage from students and teachers from all of our school sites showcasing our district values of equity, inclusion and HEART.


Sonic Expressions at Spring Valley Academy

At Spring Valley Academy, the innovative Sonic Expressions music course combines creating music with social skills. As the saying in Sonic Expressions goes, "When words fail, music speaks."


Bancroft Community Health Fair

The leadership team at Bancroft Elementary School organized a Community Health Fair at Open House to bring health and community services to families that included book give aways, dental screenings and informational booths.