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

  • Noelle Suffield, Principal
  • Rebecca Rauber, School Office Manager
  • Angela Porco,  Attendance/Health Technician
  • Sarah Gilbert-Matta, LVN

Certificated Classroom Staff


  • Julie Babbitt, 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
  • Eleni Tolar, 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

  • Mimi Gavin, SAI, Room 23
  • Crissy Campbell, SAI, Room 22
  • Julie Babbitt, Counselor 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
  • Student Helper,  Ms. Izzy

Campus Attendants

  • Karen Henderson
  • Anne Reichman
  • 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 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.