• TK-8th Instructional Services Team
    Ms. Lindsay Buck
    Math F.I.T. Instructor/Specialist/Coordinator & Assessment/Data Coordinator
    (760) 745-4931
    Degrees- Bachelors in Liberal Studies (Point Loma Nazarene University), Masters in Education (Point Loma Nazarene University)

    Credential- Multiple Subject Teaching Credential

    Certifications- Mathematics, CLAD, CGI trained, GLAD strategies, GATE

    Teaching History- 10 years (La Mesa/Spring Valley), Math- 3 years (SPU)

    Classroom College Focus/Adoption- Point Loma Nazarene University

    Teaching Mission & Vision

    I love Nelson Mandela's quote about education being the most powerful weapon in the world.  I teach my students that hard work pays off; maybe not this minute, maybe not today, but someday it will.  I believe that when presented with the right opportunities and equipped with the right tools, everyone can succeed at anything they want to.  This is the desire and confidence I hope to impart to the students I work with.  
    I believe there are too many students and adults who lack confidence in math.  I believe that anyone can be successful in math and those who say, "I'm not a math person," are wrong.  Of course we all have natural strengths and abilities, but I believe that strengths and abilities can be developed, including those relating to math.  I wasn't one of the "top" math students growing up, but with hard work, the right teachers, and the right mindset, I have become an expert in math instruction.  In teaching students, I realized that many teachers have little confidence in their own abilities surrounding math and if I want to make a difference in math education, I need to impact teachers, not just students.  This realization led me to take a more active role in coaching and mentoring teachers in the area of mathematics.

    Ms. Christine English 
    S.S.T./504 Coordinator, Reading F.I.T. Instructor/Specialist/Coordinator & B.T.S.A. Coordinator


    Certifications- Orton Gillingham, Section 504

    Teaching History- 

    Classroom College Focus/Adoption- 

    Teaching Mission & Vision


    Ms. Tracy La Vine 
    Technology Coordinator
    Degrees- Bachelors in Fine Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design (Point Loma Nazarene University)

    Credential- Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (San Diego Christian College)

    Certifications- North Coastal Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (B.T.S.A.), San Marcos Unified School District Essential Elements of Education (E.E.I.), Multiple Subjects Assessment for Teachers (M.S.A.T), California Basic Education Skills Test (C.B.E.S.T), Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (R.I.C.A.), American Automated External Defibrillator (A.E.D.)/ Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (C.P.R.), AB 1059 English Learner Authorization

    Teaching History- Humanities- 1/2 year (Hidden Valley Middle School, EUSD), Graphic Design, Multimedia/Web Design- 2 years (Carlsbad High, Carlsbad USD), T.V./Video Production, Graphic Design, Multimedia/Web Design, Digital Photography- 7 years (Mission Hills High, SMUSD), Educational Technology T.O.S.A.- 1 year (SPU)

    Teaching Mission & Vision

    I aim to prepare our students for a rapidly changing world by equipping them with critical thinking skills, global perspective, and respect and for self, others, and the environment through the core values of honesty, integrity, loyalty, and compassion. 
    Students will have success for today and be prepared for tomorrow as I encourage them to find their own power and to empower others to transform our education system, our society, and our world. 

    Ms. Julie Romero 
    E.L. Coordinator /Title I/ D.E.L.A.C./ Spanish language Instructor
    (760) 745-4931 x1804
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    Degrees- Bachelor of Arts (Westmont College)

    Credentials- Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (Westmont College), Single Subject Foreign Language (Spanish)

    Certifications- BCLAD certificate (Bilingual, Crosscultural, Language & Academic Development)

    Teaching History- 1st grade- 1 year (International School, Tegucigalpa, Honduras), Outdoor Learning Experience- 2 years (Forest Home, Forest Falls), 1st/ 3rd grade- 8 years (Valley Center Elementary, VCPUSD), 3rd/ 4th grade- 10 years, (Lilac School, VCPUSD), K-5 ELD, 7th/ 8th grade Spanish (SPU)

    Classroom College Focus/Adoption- ​Westmont College (Santa Barbara)

    Teaching Mission & Vision

    I love teaching Spanish because speaking a second language is fun, and it’s increasingly important as we seek to develop global citizens who can communicate with others and have cultural sensitivity and compassion. My educational passion is to help English Learners and their families become proficient in English, value and nurture their native language, and adjust well to the American school system so that they have the best chance for success. 
    My hope is that our students will be prepared to be successful in the global community, communicating well in English and Spanish (or another language), doing their personal best, and living lives that demonstrate compassion and service towards others.