The first day of school is August 27, 2020. LMSV will begin the school year in online learning. 

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Staff Directory

Office Staff

Certified Classroom Staff

  • Kristy Aragon, Vocal/ASB, Room 31, (x2131)
  • Mark Arapostathis, Theatre Arts, Room 26, (x2126)
  • Molly Baker, SLP, Room 25A, (x2172)
  • Shannon Bartol, SAI 5/6, Room 48, (x2148)
  • Mike Begley, SS 8, Room 10, (x2110)
  • Ticia Bracher, SAI ELA 7/8, Room 5, (x2105)
  • Stacey Bradford, SAI 5/6, Room 41 (x2141)
  • Unison Colthurst, Vocal, Room 33, (x2133)
  • Nichole Condon, Art, Room 14, (x2114)
  • Maureen Daly, Girls PE (x2168)
  • Steve Danna, PE, Boys PE (x2169)
  • Johanna Dorsha, ELA 7/8 & ELD, Room 7, (x2107)
  • Jaime Favorite, Math 7, Room 15, (x2115)
  • Meaghan Fregoso, ELA 7, Room 4, (x2104)
  • Adam Galaif, ELA 8, Room 8, (x2108)
  • James Gonzales, Boys PE, (x2169)
  • Felicia Gutierrez, Keyboard, Room 32, (x2132)
  • Bill Hale, Math/Science 5/6, Room 29, (x2129)
  • Jon Hayman, Math/Science 4, Room 16, (x2116)
  • Mario Jativa, Instrumental, Band, (x2149)
  • Jennifer Johnson, Science 7, Room 28, (x2128)
  • Michele Kmak, ELA/SS 4, Room 21, (x2121)
  • Kristi Knode, Math/Science 5, Room 23, (x2123)
  • Eileen Lavine, SS 8, Room 11, (x2111)
  • Lindsay Lewandoski, Math 7, Room 17, (x2117)
  • Alison Lindsay, Art, Room 13, (x2113)
  • Laramie Littig, Theatre, Room 20, (x2120)
  • Natalie Loibl, Dance, Room 43/44, (x2144)
  • Sara McCoskery, SAI Math 7/8, Room 12, (x2112)
  • Linda Michaud, Math/Science 5/6, Room 39 (x2139)
  • Kristen Miller, Science 8, Room 30, (x2130)
  • Shane Osland, Boys PE, BPE, (x2169)
  • Dana Prior, ELA 7, Room 3, (x2103)
  • Kealy Prouty, Media, Room 25, (x2125)
  • Jan Richards, ELA/SS 5, Room 40, (x2140)
  • Debra Sands, ABI 4-8/Culinary, Room 2, (x2102)
  • Jennifer Schroeder, SS 7/CAT, Room 9, (x2109)
  • Andrew Schulman, ELA/SS 5/6, Room 22, (x2122)
  • Derek Smith, SS 7, Room 6, (x2106)
  • Madie Spence, Dance, Room 46, (x2146)
  • Dave Thompson, Science 7, Room 35, (x2135)
  • Dave Tilley, ELA/SS 6, Room 24, (x2124)
  • Shannon Urnezis, SAI 4/5, Room 47, (x2147)
  • Khoa VanCotthem, Math 7, Room 18, (x2118)
  • Michael Wells, Science 8, Room 34, (x2134)
  • Ted Williams, Math 8, Room 19, (x2119)

Support Staff

  • Molly Candy, ParaPro (x2141)
  • Brenda Dean, ParaPro (x2148)
  • Alex Furuholmen, ParaPro (x2105)
  • Anne Goldman, ParaPro (x2148)
  • Max Goldworm, ParaPro (x2105)
  • Brooke Heimerl, ParaPro (x2112)
  • Fiona Honeysett, ParaPro (x2147)
  • Stel Loucas, ParaPro (x2105)
  • Breanna Perez, ParaPro (x2105)
  • Cynthia Reyes, ParaPro (x2147)
  • Bing Shafter, ParaPro (x2112)
  • Bethany Tresser, ParaPro (x2147)
  • Carol Vandergroen, ParaPro (x2141)

Classified Staff

  • Gabe Mendoza, ESS Lead 668-8371 (x2181)
  • Elizabeth Mendivil, ESS Assistant Lead (x2181)
  • Johnny Andrade, Night Custodian 
  • Rigo Leon, Head Custodian
  • Kathy Root, Cafeteria (x2185)
  • Cindy Campos-Blas, Cafeteria Staff
  • Cathy Liening, Cafeteria Staff
  • Rima Dayeh, Cafeteria Staff
  • Maria Rubio, Cafeteria Staff
  • Denise Freeland, Cafeteria Staff
  • Kelly Walton, Cafeteria Staff
  • Perla Chan, Campus Attendant
  • Jerriel Gallman, Campus Attendant
  • Gina Murillo, Campus Attendant

Why You'll Love La Mesa Arts Academy

  • Underlying principle in all instruction will be an emphasis on character and leadership
  • Offer our students a rigorous and meaningful academic program infused with the arts, featuring a comprehensive, interdisciplinary, standards-based arts curriculum that promotes character, community involvement and leadership skills
  • A specialist teaches every child in core academic, elective and physical education classes
  • Students receive foundational coursework in the arts that serves as a prerequisite for future conservatory studies
  • Proud partners with many community organizations including Arms Wide Open Productions and San Diego Youth Services
  • Open to students throughout the LMSV attendance area as well as those from outlying communities in greater San Diego County
  • An enrollment packet must be completed for students wishing to attend

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