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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

LMSV Teacher of the Year Salute to Teachers

Enjoy this wonderful video produced by SDCOE celebrating the achievement of Manny and the impact he makes with students and his community each and every day. 



Enjoy this video compilation of footage from students and teachers from all of our school sites showcasing our district values of equity, inclusion and HEART.


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."