Parent/Family Survey 2019-20

La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools values parent perspectives, and we are committed to engaging parents in the development of goals and activities related to the eight priorities of our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). Our Parent/Family Survey for the 2019-20 school year is now open.  This on-line survey will help us gather information about instructional programs, school climate, and home/school communication.   If you prefer, you may complete the paper survey that your child will bring home.  Please complete the survey by January 24, 2020.  

The survey link for the Parent Survey in English is:
The survey link for the Parent Survey in Spanish is:

Staff Directory

Office Staff

  • Principal, Jon McEvoy
  • Office Manager, Courtney Lanier
  • Health Technician, Annette Kuhle 

Certificated Classroom Staff


  • TK, Jennifer Tabak Levy, Room 27
  • Mendi Bates, Room 9
  • Julie Pennoyer, Room 21
  • Tami Sever, Room 22

First Grade

  • Christine Billings, Room 16
  • Kelsey Clark, Room 14
  • Ryan Pearlstein, Room 15

Second Grade

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

Third Grade

  • 3/4, Renee Doyle, Room 7
  • Scott Smith, Room 6
  • Shane Strickland, Room 5

Fourth Grade

  • Nicole Bristol, Room 11
  • Curt Hale, Room 12

Fifth Grade

  • Jennifer Flores, Room 1
  • 5/6, Adrianne Pohl, Room 4
  • Maggie Schulman, Room 2

Sixth Grade

  • Shama Lyons, Room 3

Certified Support Staff

  • Social Worker, Speech , Jessica Ramizez
  • Psych, Heather Lopez
  • Speech, Mary Matheson, Room 19
  • Read Int, Helen Dagnino, Room 8
  • SAI, Tulip Howard, Room 23
  • SAI, Megan O’Donnell, Room 13
  • SAI, Rachel Salinas, Room 20

Classified Staff

  • ESS Leader,  Trinell Lewis, Room 28
  • Library Media Technician,  Shelley Stork, Library        
  • Custodian, Charles Reed     
  • Child Nutrition, Becki Fleck, Cafeteria
  • Child Nutrition,  Maria Sampugnaro, Cafeteria
  • Paraprofessional, Karen Drew, Room 23
  • Paraprofessional, Annette Ines, Room 20
  • Paraprofessional, Monica Muldoon, Room 20
  • Paraprofessional, Kim Timmins, Room 23
  • SCIA, Brittany Garcia, Room 12
  • SCIA, June McDardell, Room 4


  • Perla Diaz
  • Ruth Hernandez
  • Marisela Martinez
  • Carolina Sandoval
  • Jayce Baca, Student Helper
  • Savannah Fisher, Student Helper

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  • 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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District Spotlight

#PKMSKind at Parkway Middle School

Community connections at Parkway Middle School are in full swing! Learn about how Builders Club collaborates with local community organizations to promote kindness and compassion. Enrollment in PKMS and our middle schools opens in March.


Early Admission Kindergarten Opens January 2020 in LMSV

We are excited to share that EAK classes will open at Maryland Elementary, Murray Manor Elementary, Loma Elementary, Casa de Oro Elementary, Avondale Elementary and La Presa Elementary on January 7, 2020.


LMSV The Lens of Equity

LMSV has a commitment to ensuring high levels of learning for each and every child. Watch this video to learn about our focus on equity and our partnerships with San Diego State University focused on equity.