Program Teachers

Briana Acevedo-Slaughter


Lori Brook

ELD Teacher

Demitria Chi

PE Teacher

Karl Digerness

Music Teacher

Shannon Gerrity

Visual Arts

Leslie Jer

Teacher Librarian

Denise Kung

Special Education

Carmen Leung

Special Education

Emily Newman

School Social Worker

Shannon Parenti


Rob Tassano

Special Education

Rowena Tong


Vista V.

photo of VistaMy name is Vista V. I am an assistance dog from Canine Companions for Independence. My job as a hearing dog is to alert my handler of certain sounds. Many sounds hearing dogs can be trained to recognize and respond to can be the sound of a doorbell, alarm clock, microwave going off, and phone ringing. My handler is Ms. Jer, the teacher librarian at our school. 

Some of the activities I love to do are going for long walks, cuddling, being read to, playing with my toys, and alerting Ms. Jer when certain sounds go off. I truly love my job! Other things I'm not too crazy about are taking baths, not getting fed on time, and other dogs pretending to be service dogs inside stores. This distracts me from doing my job.  

Just remember, if you see me around school, just a friendly wave or big smile are okay. Please refrain from petting or talking to me because it will distract me. 

This page was last updated on November 16, 2023