Meet Our Staff

At SVA, we don’t just create great scholars; we create great people. Since we have big goals, we employ teachers and staff with even bigger hearts.

Our team leads with love in all they do, creates engaging learning experiences, and are dedicated to making a life-changing difference in the lives of every student every day!

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Natasha Carr

Director Of Operations

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Tina Garrison

Director Of Curriculum and Instruction

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Jackie Johnson

Director of People and Culture

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Dr. Tanae Morrison

Founder and CEO

Allison Ong

People and Culture Analyst

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Shiva Shojaei

HR Administrator

Hayden Akins

Office Administrator

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Amy Austin


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Angela Brooks

ELL Coordinator

Petrona Rodney Campbell

Kindergarten Teacher

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Bernadette Carbajal

Instructional Coach

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James Conner

7th and 8th Grade Math

Dody Damron

6th Grade ELA and Science Teacher

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Martha Davis

7th and 8th Grade Science

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Laurie Ellzey

1st Grade Teacher

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Nidia Flores

5th Grade Teacher

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Nicholas Gearing

Curriculum Specialist

Jeannie Grochocki

Instructional Coach

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Anna Hayes

2nd Grade Teacher

Artidra Hubbard-Magsby

5th Grade Teacher

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Jason Hungerford

2nd Grade Teacher

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Joseph Jackson

LIM Instructor

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Tamara Jones

Kindergarten Teacher

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Tottyiuna King

Kids Care Coordinator

Diana Kudes

3rd Grade Teacher

Barry Lapin

5th Grade Teacher

Amal Mahdi

3rd Grade Teacher

Charity Martinez

3rd Grade Teacher

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Candace McElroy

1st Grade Teacher

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Chelsea Miles

SPED Parapro

Robert Misquez

Special Education Teacher

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Marshall Morris

Dean Of Students

Joshua Myhlhousen

6th Grade Social Studies Teacher

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Craig Narramore

7th and 8th Grade Social Studies

Cyndi O’Brien

Guidance Counselor

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Adriana Ortega

1st Grade Teacher

Cecilia Perkins

Attendance Clerk

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Michelle Pugh

Art Teacher

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Nubia Ruiz

7th and 8th Grade ELA

Daniela Cruz Sanchez

SPED Parapro/Intervention

Gabrielle Sobalvarro

Kindergarten Teacher

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Kerrie Starke

2nd Grade Teacher

John Stofan

7th/8th Grade Math

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Nicole Swinney

P.E. Teacher

Katy Wang

4th Grade Teacher

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Marianne Welker

NSLP Specialist

Chanel Williams

Technology Instructor

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Vivian Wills

4th Grade Teacher

Rebecca Andreozzi

1st Grade Teacher

Ernesto Arvayo

Middle School Science

Katrina Baker

Dean Of Students

Anna Beckwith

2nd Grade Teacher

Juliana Cantu

Special Education Para-Professional

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Jacob Evans

Technology Instructor

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Ebony Frey

5th Grade Teacher

Tamika Gordon

1st Grade Teacher

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Gabriel Green

P.E. Instructor

Sue Hagenau

Food Services

Autumn Hammack

4th Grade Teacher

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Jamie Johnson

2nd Grade Teacher

Thomas Johnston

3rd Grade Teacher

Duncan Lloyd

Middle School Math

Wilmarie Maldonado


Robert Misquez

Special Education Teacher

Cyndi O’Brien

Guidance Counselor

Cristian Pacheco

Front Office Attendance Clerk

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Lloydchell Ransom

Kindergarten Teacher

Robert Rix

Art Instructor

Mary Anne Sanchez

Middle School ELA/SS

Kyra Shields

Kindergarten Teacher

Michelle Smolinski

Office Manager

Rahamata Watara

5th Grade Teacher

Terry Yee

4th Grade Teacher

Donivyn Zanders

Leader In Me Instructor

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