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/Student Support Staff

  • Matt Thompson, Principal (x3199)
  • Lauren Basteyns, Assistant Principal (x3001)
  • Eddie Iriqui, Assistant Principal (x3155)
  • Bruce Crenshaw, Counselor (x3187)
  • Joe Malek, Academic-Behavior Interventionist (x3131)
  • Debra Lunamand, IB Coordinator (x3148)
  • Julie Juaire, School Office Manager (x3197)
  • Roxana Diaz, School Office Assistant (x3190)
  • Ann Weiss, School Office Assistant/Registrar (x3196)
  • Mimi Ruiz, Attendance/ Health Technician (x3189)

Classified Staff

  • ESS Leader, Heather Spruell (x3181)
  • Library Media Technician, Kary Morris-Root (x3186)
  • Senior Custodian, Vern Cuerden
  • Night Custodian, Dave Gillean
  • Night Custodian, Cheryl Plunkett
  • Night Custodian, Joshua Nedesky Cruz
  • Cafe Manager, Cheryl Young , (x3185) 


Why You'll Love Spring Valley Academy

  • An International Baccalaureate (IB) School
  • IB Programme is a World-Renowned Program with a Focus on International-Mindedness, Project-Based Learning through Inquiry, Action through Service to the Community and World Language Acquisition
  • Great for All Students and Especially Enriching for Gifted Students and those Wishing to Learn or Improve Spanish
  • World Language Acquisition
  • Personalized Acceleration
  • International/Global Focus
  • Service Projects
  • Academic, Social, Emotional Development
  • Inquiry-Based, Hands-On Learning
  • Preparation for Advanced High School and University Coursework

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District Spotlight


Students at Casa de Oro Elementary attend, connect and belong. It’s not too late to enroll in our preschool and TK-grade 8 schools in LMSV. Visit today!


Sadie the Wonder Dog Inspires Learning at La Mesa Dale Elementary

Students at La Mesa Dale connect with Sadie the Wonder Dog. Enrollment is now open in all of our schools for the 2020-2021 school year. It’s not too late to enroll! Visit


Trust Blended Learning

LMSV is proud to offer Trust Blended Learning, an innovative school program that combines part time independent study using an online curriculum with part time face to face instruction using project based learning in La Mesa.