Executive Team

We are honored to serve the children, families, and staff that represent the La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools community. We are a learning community dedicated to leading children to realize their fullest potential. Our mission as a public school district encompasses far more than academics, as we seek to nurture the character and heart of the students we serve.

Fred Rogers once said: “Love is at the root of everything, all learning, all relationships, love or the lack of it.” As a school district, we believe that love is at the root of everything we do.

Thank you for visiting! #LMSVHeart

David Feliciano

David Feliciano

Deann Ragsdale

Deann Ragsdale
Deputy Superintendent
Educational Services

Jennifer Nerat

Jennifer Nerat
Assistant Superintendent
Business Services

Meg Jacobsen

Meg Jacobsen, Ed.D
Assistant Superintendent
Human Resources

You'll Love It Here!

  • Award-Winning, Tuition-Free Neighborhood Schools
  • All-Day Kindergarten Offered at all Schools
  • Engaging Before and After School Care Offered at all Schools
  • Exemplary Staff Dedicated to Educating, Supporting, and Nurturing ALL Children
  • Innovative Educational Programs and Academies Including:
    • Arts and Music Education
    • Spanish Language Immersion
    • Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics (STEAM)
    • Online, Home School, and Blended Learning Programs
  • World-Class Physical Education Facilities

Enroll Today!

ESS+    District+

District Spotlight

Spotlight on Northmont Elementary

Check out our latest Spotlight Story showcasing what makes Northmont Elementary so special!


Spotlight on Maryland Ave Elementary

Check out our latest Spotlight Story showcasing what makes Maryland Ave so special! 


Academy Program Offerings Dazzle with Music at Spring Valley Academy

Enjoy this video about amazing students at Spring Valley Academy, an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme School.  Academy enrollment is now open until December 2.