Staff Directory


Office Staff

  • Monica Robinson, Principal                    
  • Judy Boyer, District Nurse                
  • Aimee Eckroth, Office Manager              
  • Diane Kirschenman, Health Tech                    
  • Donna Even, Sub Office Assistant I



  • June Brock, Room 11 
  • Bobbie Kulis, Room 10      
  • K/1 – Juliet Valoria, Room 04                 

First Grade

  • Blanca Farwell, Room 01
  • Karen Kingsbury, Room 02  
  • 1/2 – Maria Ojeda, Room 08    

Second Grade

  • Kim Ibarra, Room 06    
  • 2/3 – Anne Pham, Room 05           

Third Grade

  • Melinda Johnson, Room 14
  • Pam  Purbaugh, Room 13

Fourth Grade

  • Eileen Octon, Room 16     
  • Stephen Williams, Room 15

Fifth Grade

  • Vita Marinesi, Room 20        
  • Robert Reed, Room 17      

Sixth Grade

  • DeAnn DeCarlo, Room 18
  • Katie Richardson, Room 19


  • Bill Schell, 6:00 am-2:30 pm,  Lead Custodian      
  • Don Ard, 2:00 pm-10:30 pm, Night Custodian             
  • Cindy Gentry (5:30 am-2:00 pm),  Cafeteria Mgr. (Cafeteria Direct Line 619-668-5858)
  • Arlene Saranglao, Cafeteria
  • Candy Parsons, Cafeteria
  • Charlotte Silvera                                    
  • Nikki Fox, ESS Leader Rm 29     


  • Maria Keyton
  • Salina Jack
  • Rosemary Medina
  • Aurora Figueroa

Support Staff

  • Lisa Aguilar, Psychologist                      
  • Barbara Hennessy, SAI Teacher                                  
  • Melissa Mackie, SAI Teacher                        
  • Valerie Barlett, Speech/Language                      
  • Krista Dunemn, Speech/Language                      
  • Brenda Hollister, RSP – Paraprof.                                              
  • Juliet Salbato, Library Technician, Library
  • Jennifer Gordon, Interventions      
  • Mary Peck, Paraprof. Sp. Ed     

State Preschool

  • Jennifer  Jerome, Teacher, State Preschool, Room 25/26
  • Zac Montgomery, IA/State Preschool

Autism Preschool

  • Lindsey Bermingham (Aut. Preschool Teacher), Room 25/26    
  • Beatrice Quiros Salcedo (Paraprof. Sp Ed)                        
  • Maria Cano  (Paraprof. Sp Ed)


  • Lauren Kwan (SDC Teacher TK-K), Room 27/28     
  • Amanda Gallic (Paraprof. Sp Ed)                           
  • Michelle Maldonado (Paraprof. Sp Ed)    


  • Jennifer Chamberlin (SDC Teacher 1-3), Room 3    
  • Roxana Bullington (ParaProf Sp Ed)                                  
  • Shelly Sanders  (ParaProf Sp Ed)                                                
  • Dan Daly  (ParaProf Sp Ed)                                     

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