Staff Directory

Office Staff

  • Principal, Melynda Pezone
  • Office Manager, Cruz Nunez
  • Health Technician, Annette Kuhle 

Certificated Classroom Staff


  • Mendi Bates, Room 21
  • TK, Megan Birch, Room 27
  • Maggie Schulman, Room 22
  • TK, Jennifer Tabak Levy, Room 9

First Grade

  • Christine Billings, Room 16
  • K/1st, Kelsey Clark, Room 13
  • Ryan Pearlstein, Room 15

Second Grade

  • Lani Cerasaro, Room  18
  • Kirsten Lemmon, Room 10
  • Suzanne Shubert, Room 17

Third Grade

  • Renee Doyle, Room 7
  • Scott Smith, Room 6
  • Amy St Cyr, Room 8

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

  • Jennifer Butler, Room 2
  • Jennifer Flores, Room 1

Sixth Grade

  • Ashley Jimenez, Room 3
  • Jessica Locke, Room 4

Certified Support Staff

  • Data, Elizabeth Batchman, Room 24
  • Read Int. Room 28
  • Psych, Heather Lopez
  • SAI, Megan Castro, Room 20
  • SAI, Kathryn Chaffin, Room 19
  • SAI, Tulip Howard, Room 23
  • Social Worker, Speech, Jessica Ramirez
  • Speech, Tiala Manning, Room 5

Classified Staff

  • Child Nutrition, Becki Fleck, Cafeteria
  • Child Nutrition, Aurora Bugarin, Cafeteria
  • Child Nutrition, Gabriella Cardoza-Sepulveda, Cafeteria
  • Custodian, Charles Reed
  • ESS Leader, Denzel Brown, Room 26
  • Library Media Technician, Ashley Kwiecinski  
  • Paraprofessional, Karen Drew, Room 23
  • Paraprofessional, Annette Ines, Room 20
  • Paraprofessional, Cara Hinchman, Room 9
  • Paraprofessional, Heather Swann, Room 13
  • Paraprofessional, Suni Manivahn, Room 20
  • Paraprofessional, Kim Timmins, Room 23
  • Paraprofessional, Maricela Verzosa, Room 19


  • Jessica Denaux
  • Randa Derdrian
  • Ruth Hernandez
  • Sandra Hernandez
  • Carolina Sandoval

Why You'll Love Highlands

  • Part of a Prestigious Network of Schools from Across the country Known as “No Excuses University”
  • Focus on Creating a Culture of College Readiness
  • Believes all Children Deserve the Opportunity to be Educated in a Way that Prepares Them for Higher Education, and it is the Adults’ Responsibility to Create Systems of Excellence to Ensure this Happens
  • Staff Makes “No Excuses” for Doing What is Right for Kids

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