Meet the Staff at VVES!

The wonderful staff at VVES use their expertise to help support all the students at our school.

School Secretary - Caryn dela Cruz

Hi, my name is Caryn dela Cruz and I am the School Secretary and have been working at Visitacion Valley Elementary for 21 years.  I am proud to say that my 3 children attended VVES!  When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my family, eating out, hiking, crafting and just relaxing.

School Social Worker - Yajaira Cuapio

Hello, families! I am Yajaira Cuapio, your proud School Social Worker! As a SSW my role is to provide direct therapeutic support to our students and also work on our systems of support to ensure our students are safe, healthy, and ready to learn. I also support students and families in accessing community resources and help address systemic barriers that impact our students. To care for myself I love trying new restaurants, playing with my dog, and having quality time with my loved ones. 

School Nurse - Kathy Ward

Hi, the kids call me Nurse Kathy. This is my 1st year at Vis Valley.  I am here on Thursdays and Fridays, and some Wednesdays.  I’ve been a nurse for over 35 years and have 4 kids of my own.  I so enjoy your children and partnering in their health and wellness!

Elementary Advisor - Jorge Rodriguez

Hi, my name is Jorge Rodriguez (Mr. Rodriguez/Mr R). My role is Elementary Student Advisor. I have been working with youth for 10 years and at Visitacion Valley for 3 years. I enjoy playing sports such as Soccer, Basketball and Baseball, and other activities such as, Art and Music.

Family Liaison - Sherry Zhang

Hi, my name is Sherry Zhang. I am the Family Liaison at school. I have been working at SFUSD for three years. This is my second year working at Visitacion Valley. When I'm not at work, I like to make crafts and have my own little art projects. 

Cafeteria Supervisor - Jessie Ye (Ms. Jessie)

Hi, my name is Jessie Ye. I am the Cafeteria Supervisor. I have been working at Visitacion Valley for 7 years. When I am not working, I enjoy watching movies and spending time with my family.

Speech Therapist - Rani Krishnaswamy

Hi, My name is Ms. Rani.  I teach  small- groups from K- 5. I'm a Speech -Language Therapist, and have been at Visitacion Valley Elementary  for 7 years.  I love spending time with my cat Ginger, listening to NPR, and cooking delicious food!

Day Custodian - Lio Liu (Mr. Li)

Night Custodian - Paul Yu (Mr. Paul)