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Staff Introductions

Ricardo Caldera Instructional Assistant Mr. Ricardo has been an instructional assistant for two years. He loves working with kids and making a difference in their lives. He tells students to “Never give up, and always strive to do your best.”
Virginia Condit School Secretary Mrs. Virginia has been the secretary at Alessandro since 2017.  She enjoys working in the front office and interacting with both the students and parents.  Mrs. Virginia enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.  She is always encouraging to the students and her advice to them is, "You have a goal, now do what you need to do to achieve it."
Rosa Corral Instructional Assistant Mrs. Rosa has been an instructional assistant for over 10 years. She loves being able to help students. She also enjoys exercise and has a miniature chihuahua who thinks she’s a Great Dane. Mrs. Rosa tells students to "Never give up."
Maria Ibarra Instructional Assistant Mrs. Maria has been an instructional assistant for 11 years. She loves being able to help students. She also enjoys spending time with her daughters, shopping, baking, and traveling. She tells students to, “Always try your best and reach for your goals."
Patricia Losner Instructional Assistant
Mrs. Pat has been an instructional assistant for 20 years. She enjoys working with the kids. Mrs. Pat also runs a sports program for special needs youths called "Bill's Special Kids." She has two amazing kids of her own and eight amazing grandkids with whom she loves to spend time. Mrs. Pat also has two English bulldogs named Ottis & Abby. Her advice to students is to "Believe in who you are."
Kim Lloyd ERMHS Clinical Therapist Kim Lloyd is an ERMHS Clinical Therapist and has been working with students at Alessandro since 2016.  She enjoys building relationships with the students, teachers, staff and most importantly, parents and guardians!  Ms. Kim likes to use her favorite quote from the Disney movie, The Haunted Mansion, to inspire and challenge her students: "You try. You fail. You try. You fail.  The only true failure is when you stop trying!"
Kenya McGruder Teacher
Hello! My name is Kenya McGruder and I am the 4th and 5th grade combo teacher here at Alessandro School this year.  I am super excited to see everyone and though we will be engaged in distance learning, my goal remains the same which is to have fun and learn while doing it.  Some facts about me: I have a Masters in both Psychology and Education. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my 5 kids and dog Rari.  We enjoy all outdoor activities and my favorite activity is kayaking.
Tim Martinez Teacher Mr. Martinez is a teacher at Alessandro School.  He teaches 8th through 12th grade.  He believes that every student at Alessandro has the ability to be successful, and be a positive influence on the world.  His teaching pedagogy is to love first, teach second.  His advice to students is "Don't get in your own way; there are plenty of others that will do that for you."
Tammy Makela School Psychologist Mrs. Makela has serviced as a school psychologist in the District for 14 years.  She enjoys listening and connecting with students and their families.  She loves dogs and hopes to have a small farm with miniature animals one day.
Jeremy Osgood Teacher
My name is Jeremy Osgood and I have been teaching elementary at Alessandro for 10 years.  I received my BA in Art Studio from Sonoma State University, and my masters degree in Special Education from National University.  I love being a father to my two kids, and I own five funny dogs. 
Nadine Petzker Instructional Assistant Mrs. Nadine has been an instructional assistant for over 22 years. She loves working with children and she also enjoys shoe shopping. She has three grandsons and another grandbaby on the way. Mrs. Nadine has a dog named Hogan and a cat named Lucy. She tells students to, "Please take responsibility for your actions."
Bobby Rathsavong Instructional Assistant Mr. Bobby has been working with kids for over 10 years and he loves working in education because he enjoys seeing the excitement in the kid's eyes when they learn about something new.
Stephanie Samtoy Teacher
Ms. Samtoy teaches grades TK-3 at Alessandro School and has been teaching for 15 years.  She holds a Level II Educational Specialist Credential, an additional Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders, and a Master of Science in Special Education.  In 2014 she was nominated to the Riverside County Office of Education as an MVUSD Teacher of the Year.  She loves all animals and has 5 dogs and 3 hermit crabs. Her favorite things to do are spend time with the family, swim, dance, read, and spend time in nature.
Rhonda Sherman Instructional Assistant Mrs. Rhonda has been an instructional assistant for more than 25 years. She has a loving husband and five grandchildren. She is trained in CPR and First Aid. She loves seeing the children grow and how much they learn between August and June. She tells students to “Be respectful and always willing to learn.”
Debbi Trudeau Instructional Assistant
Ms. Trudeau has been an instructional assistant for over 20 years now.  She loves being in the classroom with students helping them achieve their goals.  She's a mother and grandmother, animal lover, and chicken tender.  She tells students, "Have faith in yourself. You can do whatever you set your mind to do."