Staff Directory

Office Staff

  • Noelle Suffield, Principal
  • Chrystal Thomas, Interim Office Manager
  • Angela Porco,  Attendance/Health Technician
  • Sarah Gilbert-Matta, LVN

Certificated Classroom Staff


  • Alexa Henderson, Room 3


  • Donna Allmann, Room 17
  • Sandy Crawford, Room 18
  • Ruthellen Nackman, Room 4

First Grade

  • Shandra Zawacki, Room 5
  • Heather Medina, Room 1
  • Traci Telfair, Room 6

Second Grade

  • Cindy Gutierrez, Room 8
  • Amy Thomason, Room 7
  • Kathy Zumello, Room 2

Third Grade

  • Caren Sebok, Room 12
  • Linda Halcott, Room 9
  • Debbie Sainz, Room 13

Fourth Grade

  • Kate McGovern, Room 16
  • Karen VanWulven, Room 14

Fifth Grade

Sixth Grade

  • Amy Spelta, Room 21
  • Neal Shannon, Room 20

Certificated Support Staff

  • Shirley Guzman, SAI, Room 23
  • Christina Davies, SAI, Room 22
  • Julie Babbitt, Counselor/Intervention, Room 11

Classified Support Staff

  • ESS Leader, Brittney Fink, MPR/Auditorium
  • ESS Assistant Lead, Alex Urbanek
  • Library Media Technician, Karen Barnette, Library
  • Senior Custodian, Joe Hernandez
  • Night Custodian, Michael Copeland
  • Child Nutrition (Lead), Jenny RinconVargas, Kitchen
  • Paraprofessional, Kathy Phillips-Foo
  • Paraprofessional, Teresa Towne
  • Paraprofessional, Nicole Tverberg
  • Paraprofessional, Vicky Muller
  • Paraprofessional, Kathy Phillips
  • Paraprofessional, Debi Adcock
  • Paraprofessional, Cheryl Thompson
  • Student Helper,  Ms. Izzy

Campus Attendants

  • Karen Henderson
  • TuShauna Jones
  • Anne Reichman
  • Minnie Farias
  • Libby Knoll
  • Dianne Rivera
  • Brittany Meek

Why You'll Love Rolando!

  • Charming School Located in La Mesa, Near the College Area
  • A "No Excuses University" School, Geared at Helping Students Achieve their Dreams with College and Career Readiness
  • Boasts a Robust Music and Arts Program that is Integrated into the Learning Program, so Students have a Chance to Engage their Creativity

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District News

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.


Highlands Highlights

Students created this video to share what makes Highlands Elementary School so special, including the No Excuses University Program, awesome staff and more.