Meet our Staff

Apple Valley High School  |  (760) 247- 7206 


Mr. Brian Goodrow


ext. 71915

Mrs. Kristin Celie

Assistant Principal, Athletic Director

ext. 71951

Mr. Ron Clabo

Dean of Students

ext. 71918

Mrs. Marlo Knox

Assistant Principal

ext. 71914

Mr. Matthew McCall

Assistant Principal

ext. 71913

Mr. Andrew Robbins

Assistant Principal

ext. 71911

Counselors, Psychologists, Speech Pathology, and Support Staff

Ms Amber Burdi

FFA Counselor, Students with last names starting with  "D-K" not assigned to a program specific counselor ,A-1

ext. 71937

Bio:  Hi, I am Amber Burdi!  I work with students with the Last Names D-K and all students that are in the FFA/Agriculture program.  I taught Science and Agriculture for 13 years.  Before coming to AVHS, I was an Elementary School Counselor for 6 years with AVUSD. I am so happy to be able to support our Sun Devil students as they pursue their educational goals.  I love spending time with my family and pets.

Ms. Janena Ciancio

Early College Program, Bridge, Dual Enrollment Counselor, A-1

ext. 71934

Bio: Hi! I am Ms. Ciancio. I work with students in our Early College Program, Seniors in our Bridge Program with VVC and support students in the Dual Enrollment process with VVC. I have worked at Apple Valley High School since 2016 and I am beyond grateful to have the opportunity to support our students through their academic journeys! 

Ms. Madisyn Larabell 

MAHST Counselor, Students with last names starting with  "B-C" not assigned to a program specific counselor, A-1

ext. 71932

Hi! I'm Ms.Larabell. I've been a counselor at AVHS since 2021. I work with MAHST students as well as students from a portion of the alphabet. I became a school counselor because I am passionate about the conversations and connections I am able to make with students, especially at the high school level. AVHS has quickly felt like home and I look forward to being here for many years to come!

Mr. Josh McClane

SPEd/AVEX Counselor

Students with last names starting with  "A" not assigned to a program specific counselor, A-1

ext. 71935

Bio: Hi. I am Mr. McClane. I work with students whose last name starts with A, special education, and AVEX. I have worked at Apple Valley High School since 2001, and it is our school culture and community that makes me proud to this day to call myself a Sundevil. 

Mrs. Marie Ronquillo 

CAMP/Graphics Counselor, Students with last names starting with  "L-N" not assigned to a program-specific counselor, A-1

ext. 7193

Bio: Hi! I'm Mrs. Ronquillo! I'm so happy to be a part of the sundevil family! I am a former student and graduate of AVUSD. I love the work I get to do as a school counselor. I am passionate about building relationships with my students and helping them reach their goals. In my spare time, I enjoy exercising, going to the mountains, and spending time with my family, friends and dogs. My door will always be open for students who need someone to talk to or seek guidance on any matter, big or small. 

Ms. Erika Perrine

English Language Learners Counselor, A-1

ext. 71936

Bio: Hi. I am Mrs. Perrine. I work with students whose first language was not English. Students in grades 9th-12th.  I am also the California Seal of Biliteracy Coordinator. I have worked at Apple Valley Unified School District since 2004. I absolutely love working at Apple and love working with high school students. I love and value all of the different cultures represented by my students and I feel fortunate that I get to be part of their lives for a short time :-) One thing about me that most students don’t know is that I was born in Compton...I am “straight outta Compton” and that I love Punk Rock music. In my younger days, you could find me in a mosh pit at a punk rock show.

Mr. Phillip Wallace

AVID Counselor, Students with last names starting with  "O-Z" not assigned to a program specific counselor, A-1

ext. 71933

Bio: Hi! I am Phillip Wallace. I work with students whose last names start with P through Z and AVID students. I have been a school counselor since 2008 and have had the pleasure of serving at the best high school in the desert with my Sundevil family since 2018!  I have a passion for experiencing different cultures (and food) leading to a lifelong goal to “live local” (not be a tourist) in at least one new country every year.

Ms. Darla Bell

School Psychologist- Mod/Severe, B-10

ext. 71117

Bio: Hello! My name is Darla Bell and I am working as a school psychologist for the moderate to severe students at Apple Valley High School. I have been with Apple Valley Unified School District since 1997, where I have served as a teacher, counselor, and psychologist at different schools within the district. I am a proud graduate from Apple Valley High School, Victor Valley College, Cal State University San Bernardino, and Azusa Pacific University. I am a life-long learner and have a passion for working with students that need a voice and an advocate. I am proud of my four children and four grandchildren and enjoy spending time with them. 

Amy Couch

School Psychologist, B-10

ext. 71945

Hi! I have been a school psychologist since 2018. I chose school psychology because I truly enjoy supporting students social and emotional wellness and academic achievement. I have lived in the high desert my entire life and it is an honor to support the students, families, and staff in the community that I live in. When I am not at AVHS, you might see me around the community enjoying our local restaurants and beautiful desert! 

Ms. Christina Lopez

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. A-1

ext. 71938

Bio: I have been a therapist for 5 years. I moved to Apple Valley in 2020 and I am slowly learning the ropes. I also provide therapy in Spanish! I truly enjoy helping people feel better and know themselves better. I love this community and I am passionate about being a resource when life gets hard. My door is open to all students if you ever need someone to talk to. 

Mr. Reginald Rogers

DMCC Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, A-1

ext. 71886

Ms. Jasmine Sanchez

Behavioral Intervention Counselor, A-6

ext. 71922

Bio: Hi! I am Mrs. Sanchez, I'm the new behavioral intervention counselor on campus, dedicated to working with and supporting students. With a passion for fostering positive growth, I aim to create a welcoming environment where students have the opportunity to overcome challenges and flourish. Together, let's navigate challenges and cultivate a community of well-being.

Ms. Diane Self

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant, A-1

ext. 71946

Mrs. Rachel Woolley

Speech Pathologist, A-1

ext. 71946

Bio: Hello! I am Rachel Woolley. I have been a Speech Language Pathologist since 2015 and have been a proud member of the AVHS Sundevil family since 2023!


Ms. Kandice Adams


ext. 71216

Bio: I teach ERWC, as well as ELD. 

Ms. Irlanda Aguirre

WL/Spanish, C-17

ext. 71217

Bio: I teach English 1, ERWC, and Journalism.

Mrs. Tamara Alt

Science, -B-5

ext. 71105

Bio: I am an AVHS Graduate Class of 05. I have been teaching at AVHS for 9 years and am so excited to be back in the classroom! 

 Mrs. Chrystal Anderson

Science, B-2

ext. 71102

Bio: I have lived in the desert since Bear Valley Road was only two lanes and the corner of Central and Bear Valley had the Waffle Iron Restaurant. I've been teaching since 2004 - elementary, middle school, and now High school. I'm married to my high school sweetheart, and I have two sons and one cat. I enjoy reading, hiking in the mountains, and playing Homescapes.

Mrs. Lourdes Anderson

VAPA, Draw/Paint, F-8

ext. 71408

Bio: I am the Draw-Paint teacher here at AVHS, with a bit of Theatre Design and Production included. I have had a life long love and appreciation of the arts and I have been an art educator in Apple Valley since 2008. I'm also an active participant in The California Arts Project as a teacher leader, where we create and present art based professional development for educators in the state.  My background is in ceramics and art education, but have taught all forms of visual art during my career and hope to instill a life long appreciation for the arts in my students.  I enjoy long walks in the desert, reading for fun, and playing with mud (clay) in my free time. 

Coach Michael Arciniega

ASB Director/Math/e-Sports Coach, T-12

ext. 71912

Bio: I’m Mr. Arciniega, or Mr. A. I’ve taught at Apple Valley High School since 2018 and am an alumni of the school. I teach Math 1 and am the current ASB Director. In my free time, I enjoy fishing, golf and watching sports. I am also the eSports Coach of Team e-Mber.

Mrs. Stephanie Arredondo

CTE, MAHST teacher, H-8

ext. 71608

Bio: Mrs. Arredondo teaches in the MAHST Academy. She is the coordinator of the Academy and also teaches EMR. As a graduate of AVHS, 1997 specifically she enjoys working with kids, and teaching all things medical. She was a Respiratory Therapist for 12 years prior to teaching at AVHS since 2012. She is married with three children and enjoys time with family and friends. 

Ms. Reyna Arvizu

English, C18

ext. 71218

Bio: I have worked in education since 2010, starting as an office assistant and now in my own classroom as an English teacher. In my English class we will work on analyzing works of fiction and nonfiction, as well as engage in discussions and develop written works in the form of essays and creative writing. I am a huge believer in classroom culture and collaborative learning. Welcome back Sundevils!

Mr. Joshua Barkdull

CAMP Teacher and Coordinator, F-10

ext. 71410


Mrs. Amy Bateman

Instructional Coach/TOA/ English Teacher, F-1, E-08

ext. 71401

Bio: Hi. I am Mrs. Bateman.I am a SUNDEVIL for life: I have worked at Apple Valley High School since 1993, and am also an alumni.

Mrs. Sara Bisbee

English, C-27

ext. 71227

Bio: I love everything about English! Reading, writing, grammar, discussion, etc., I love it all! I'm an AV alumni, and have been teaching 5 years. 

Mr. Todd Bowser

English, C-24

ext. 71224

Mrs. Ellen Burke

Social Science, B-21

ext. 71121

Bio: I am an Apple Valley resident and graduate of Apple Valley High School and the University of Laverne. I am the advisor for National Honor Society and the AVHS Mock-Trial team. When I'm not teaching l enjoy traveling in search of new experiences and culture or hiking the mountains of California. 

Mr. John Carney

Special Needs Teacher,  T-10



Mr. Kevinz Carpio

CTE/ MAHST Teacher, H-2

ext. 71602 

Bio: Mr. Carpio teaches in the MAHST Academy. He has been the Academy Coordinator since 2022. He started teaching at Apple Valley High School in 2021. Mr. Carpio formerly worked at various high schools as a Certified Athletic Trainer rendering medical care to all student-athletes on campus. I am excited to bring my expertise into the classroom. Go Sundevils!

Mr. Stephen Collins

English Teacher, T-2

ext. 71802

Bio: English Instructor

Mrs. Allison Crosswhite

CTE/Culinary, K-2

ext. 71702

Bio: I am an Apple Valley High School alumni. I received my B.A. in Social Science from Cal State University, San Bernardino in 2009 and have 15 years of experience in the Food Service Industry. This led me to have my dream job helping students discover opportunities within the food service industry.  In my free time, I spend time with my husband and two sons. We love to explore the outdoors, attend baseball games, read, watch movies, and of course, cook together! 

Señorita Emelyn Diaz

World Languages/Spanish, C-30

ext. 71230

Bio: Welcome to Spanish! My name is Señorita Díaz, I look forward to working with one of your children, we are ready to have a fun year in Spanish! 

Mrs. Danielle Dickinson

Special Education, Math, E-5

ext. 71305

CTE/Autoshop, C-07

ext. 71207

Bio: 1999 AVHS Graduate, Universal Technical Institute Grad, and AVHS Automotive Instructor since 2005.

Mr. Paul Dominguez

Science/Chemistry/Tennis Coach, B-12

ext. 71112 

Coach Nick Downing

PE/Football Coach, GYM

ext. 71962 

Mr. Chad Elmer

Science/Anatomy/ Physiology/AP Biology, B-3

ext. 71103

Bio: I teach with an amazing Science Department with my Emphasis being Anatomy Physiology and AP Biology.

Mrs. Laura Elmer

Science/ Biology, B-13

ext. 71113 

Bio: Hello! This is my 12th year teaching science, and my 5th at Apple. I find biology so fascinating and feel fortunate to get to teach something that is interesting and relevant to our daily lives.  

Mr. Aldemar Escobar

World & US History/ AVID, C-22

ext. 71222

Bio: I have worked as a teacher since 2021. I like to watch football and rugby. I enjoy traveling with my wife, dogs, and having positive conversations.

Ms. Laura Evangelista

World Languages/Spanish, C-29

ext. 71229

Ms. Randi Evans

VAPA/Ceramics, F-7

ext. 71407

Bio: I have been teaching art for over 20 years and ceramics at Apple Valley High School for over ten years. 

Mr. Michael Failla

Mathematics, B-9

ext. 71109

Bio: I like hiking, gardening, and cooking.

Mr. Peter Fitzpatrick

English, T-13

ext. 71813

Bio: I have been teaching for 8 years and am very excited to be back in front of students. I have lived in the High Desert most of my life, and attended both VVC and Cal State San Bernardino, where I studied both English and Theatre Arts.  I am teaching both 9th grade and 10th grade English with my awesome co-teacher, Mr. Stephenson.

Ms. Arely Flores

World Languages/ Spanish, C-31

ext. 71231 

Mrs. Elizabeth Garcia

Science/ Chemistry,  B-6

ext. 71106

Bio: I am Mrs. Garcia, a chemistry teacher here at AVHS. This is my first year with AVHS! I am coming from Cal Poly Pomona, teaching chemistry for eight years there, and before that a research chemist. My passion for working with people and teaching drove me out of the lab and into education, and I never regrated it. I am ready and excited for this new school year and to be welcomed as a Sundevil! 

Mrs. Krista Gates

English/SAI, T-3

ext. 71803

I've been teaching since 2010, In my English classes we will work on improving writing and reading skills, along with a focus on enhancing student responsibility and maturity through the use of life lessons in different literature and thematic units. I am a proud Sundevil Alumni c/0 2000. Remember Sundevil Pride is Contagious! 

Coach Kyle Godfrey

SAI/Head Football Coach, A-5

ext. 71928

Bio: 14th Year Teaching, Special Education Teacher, Head Football Coach

Mr. Mark Gutierrez

Math, H-4

ext. 71604 

Bio: Teaching math since 2010. Teaching at Apple High since 2016.

Mr. Tyler Haglund

Physics / Earth & Space Science, B-4

ext. 71104

Bio: 'Card-carrying' NERD who loves to explore new and exciting things!

Mr. Jeff Hazan

Social Science, T-11

ext. 71811

Bio: I am a major history nerd who loves working with his students! 

Coach Donald Hedges

SAI/ Social Science/ Biology/JV Freshman Baseball, B-7

ext. 71107

Bio: I am a 1996 graduate & alumni of AVHS, and I have been teaching at AVHS since 2018. I also Coach JV & Freshman Baseball at AVHS. I am blessed to be married to my amazing wife, and together we have two sons that make me proud each day. Go Devils!!!

Ms. Louise Herington

English/Science/SAI, B-8

ext. 71108

Bio: I graduated from AVHS and got hired by the district a few weeks later when Steve Wozniak donated a bunch of Apple IIes.  My job was to unpack those boxes and plug our new computers in to see what they could do.  I was around kids all day and soon was hooked on becoming a teacher. It is the best job ever!  

Mr. David Hernandez

Math III & Prob/Stats, C-14

ext. 71214

Bio: I have been a math teacher since 2011 and have been at Apple since 2019. It is an honor teaching in the district where my kids are growing up in. I am married and have 3 children, enjoy playing chess, am an avid blood donor (almost 6 gallons), volunteer weekly at a local church, and enjoy hiking.

Mr. William Hoegerman

CTE/ Precision Machining, C-3

ext. 71203 

Bio: AVEX Engineering and Manufacturing- We teach CAD, Manual Machining, CNC Machining, Engineering, and Problem Solving. State Champions for Skills USA multiple years in a row, and National Medalists Multiple Years. We are building a better future and teaching kids to think!

Miss. Carlee Johnson

CTE/ Sports Therapy, E-7

ext. 71307 

Bio: Hi! I'm Ms.C and I have been with AVHS since the spring of 2022. I am the Sports Therapy teacher and Athletic Trainer for all sports on campus. I graduated with my Bachelor's Degree in Athletic Training from San Jose State University in 2020. I have also earned my Master’s Degree in Sports Management with a concentration in Interscholastic Athletic Administration. I have experience working with a variety of sports at many different levels including high school, college and professional settings. Go Sundevils!

Mrs. Hannah Justice

Special Education, T-27

ext. 71827 

Bio: I have worked as a SPED teacher in AVHS since 2019. I teach 18-22 year-old students with moderate-severe needs. The Adult Transition Program (ATP) is focused on helping students learn basic life skills and employment skills that will benefit them for life. I have a BA in Accountancy, BA in Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education, and a Master's in Education: Learning and Technology.

Mrs. Susan Karlgren

Special Education, B-20

ext. 71120 

Bio: I have worked at Apple Valley HS since 1998. I have taught Moderate- Severe Students basic skills in all subject areas. I have and continue to work with the state of California in creating common core connectors, as well as test questions for students that take the California Alternative Assessment.

Mr. Dennis Killion

WIOA/Special Education, T-28

ext. 71828

Bio: I have been a Special Education Teacher since 1990 at Apple Valley High School. Since 2008, I have taught the Work Studies Transition Program. Here we support students who are deficient in credits, need more than 4 years to graduate and are interested in gaining paid work experience. In addition, I coordinate the ELOP Student Worker Program for those high school students interested in working as mentors at our district's elementary sites.

Mrs. Marites Killion

Language Arts, C-32

ext. 71232

Bio: Both my husband, Dennis, and I teach at AVHS our alma mater. I enjoy helping students grow and seek a pathway for their future: Vocational, Job or College-bound. My hobbies are tennis and vacationing with my family.

Mr. Matthew Kobbe

History, H-3

ext. 71603

Ms. Priscilla Langarica

Adult Transition Program II, T-14

ext. 71814

Bio: I am Ms. Langarica (like "Costa Rica") or Ms. L. I teach the second of our two adult transition program classes here at AVHS. I have my master's in special education and am grateful for my wonderful students, team of paras, sped. collaborators, and AVHS family. We'll explore life skills, social emotional regulation, hygiene, cooking, money management, and self-accountability. Our weekly community outings and job experiences encourage students to apply what we learn in class. We will persist, persevere, and prevail this school year.

Mr. Joel Lewis

Special Needs, E-6

ext. 71306

Bio: I have been teaching at Apple Valley High School since 1993 and work in the Special Needs Department. Currently, I am the Transition Partnership Planning Coordinator, teaching US History and Vocations.

Ms. Kylie Lish

Math, H-5

ext. 71605

Jennifer Lovelady

English, T-5

ext. 71805

Bio: I am a National Board Certified English teacher with 21 years of experience teaching all levels of high school English, including AP Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Seminar, and International Baccalaureate English. I spent most of my career in Phoenix and Las Vegas, but moved to California and here to Apple Valley just over three years ago.

Mrs. Brooke McDaniel

Math, C-19

ext. 71219

Bio: Bio: Hello! My name is Mrs. McDaniel. I started teaching at AVHS in 2022 and have been teaching Math overall since 2018. I am looking forward to an incredible year! Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

Mr. Samuel McGrath

Social Sciences, B-14

ext. 71114

Bio: My name is Samuel McGrath. I was born and raised in Massachusetts. After college, I moved to California. I have taught the last six years in San Diego and Los Angeles. I moved to the High Desert about a year and a half ago to be closer to my then fiancée (now wife). I am happy to be a member of the Sundevil Community!

Mr. Maximillan Mena

Social Sciences, B-15 

ext. 71115

Bio: I am Mr. Mena and I am an Apple Valley High School Alumni of 2006. I have been a Social Science teacher since 2015. I have coached football for 11 years and softball for 10 years. I am the Freshman football Head Coach.

Mr. Jason Moore

Social Sciences, Digital Learning Specialist, C-37

ext. 71237

Bio: AVID, AP History, Government, Economics, MAHST Academy, Digital Learning Specialist, & CAMP Academy

Mr. Anthony Morales

Special Education/SAI, B-1

ext. 71101

Mrs. Janeth Moreno

Spanish, C-35

ext. 71235 

Bio: I am Señora Moreno, my favorite hobbies are reading and hiking. I love teaching Spanish and Hispanic cultures.

Mr. Conor Murphy

English, H-6

ext. 71606

Mrs. Eden Murphy

Instructional Coach/ TOA/ Math, E-8, F-1

ext. 71401

Mr. Ali Naim

VAPA/ Choir/Music Appreciation/ Band, G-6

ext. 71506 

Bio: Choir and Music Appreciation Teacher

Mr. Ryan Ostlie

Computer Sciences, F-5

ext. 71405

Bio: I am the nerdiest teacher on campus and proud of it! I love to play music and keep class entertaining. Come let me prove to you that coding doesn't have to be hard or boring!

Coach Greg Pasqua

Social Science, T-09

ext. 71809 

Bio: Dad, Teacher Coach, Musician, D.J.

Mr. Casey Penfold

CTE/ Welding, C-9/10

ext. 71210 

Bio:I am a graduate of Apple Valley High School, class of 2002. I have been teaching the welding shop classes here at Apple Valley High School since 2008. I have also taught welding at Victor Valley College. I received my teacher training from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and I am a Certified Welding Inspector through the American Welding Society.

Mrs. Gretchen Peratt

CTE Coordinator/ Digital Learning Specialist/ TOA, F-04

ext. 71440 

Bio: I have been teaching at THE High School since 2003. I am a proud Alumni, Class of '97! I have a Liberal Studies Bachelor's Degree from Cal State University, San Bernardino, and a Masters in Education from Azusa Pacific University. I am the former CAMP Coordinator and with the help of an amazing team, built the CAMP Academy to what it is today. I am happily married to the love of my life and we are blessed to have two beautiful children. I love helping people and my job.

Dr. Lindsay Petersen

World Languages/ English/ French, C-25

ext. 71225

Bio: Born in South Africa (B.A. in English and Psychology). Subsequent graduate degrees in French Pedagogy, Applied Linguistics and French Literature (Ph.D.) earned in Michigan, France, and New York. Married my wonderful spouse, Monica, in  1980. Blessed with 6 great children and a stunning grand-daughter. Taught/teaching at college and high school levels since the seventies: AVHS (since 2012) and VVC (since 2017).

Ms. Jennifer Pierson

FFA, C-8

ext. 71208

Mr. Kendall Pontier

Social Science,T-08

ext. 71808 

Bio: Graduated AVHS, Served in U.S. Coast Guard, Psychology degree at Westmont College, teaching at AVHS for 30 years.  Married 32 years to wife Julie, have 3 great kids and 2 awesome grandkids.  Member of High Desert Church 31 years.

Profe Holly Purser

World Languages/ Spanish, C-26

ext. 71226 

Bio: Profe loves teaching Spanish at Apple Valley High School!

Mrs. Yvette Ramirez

World Languages/ Spanish/ AVID, C-38

ext. 71238

Bio: Hello! My name is Mrs. Ramirez. I teach Spanish and AVID. I've been teaching at AVHS since 2018. Looking forward to a fulfilling school year!

Mrs. Karina Razo

Mathematics, C-23

ext. 71223

Hello! My name is Mrs. Razo and I'm a Math teacher at Apple Valley High School. I've been teaching since 2021 and I'm loving every second of it! I have a wonderful husband who is a Math teacher at AHS and a beautiful cat named Meatloaf. 

Mr. Joshua Rees

CTE/ Woodshop/ Graphics,  C-1 

ext. 71201

Bio: I am a happily married man for over 25 years. I have 4 children who make me so proud. AVHS is my alma mater, graduating class of 1993. I have been teaching since 2005. My degree is in Industrial Technology. Topics I teach are Construction Technology and Engineering Design.

Ms. Veronica Resendiz

Special Needs, T-10

ext. 71810

Mr. Jeff Riddell

English/AVID, T-1

ext. 71801

Bio: Mr. Riddell has been fortunate enough to teach for the last twelve years, and even more fortunate to spend the last six at AVHS. He teaches English for juniors and seniors as well as AVID. 

Ms. Mireya Rizo

English, Yearbook, C-39

ext. 71239


Mrs. Britta Robbins

Mathematics/PBIS, F-6

ext. 71406 

Bio: Hello! My name is Mrs. Robbins and I teach math 2 and math 2 honors. I have been teaching since 2017 and working at Apple since 2019. I have the honor of being a teacher involved in our wonderful MAHST and CAMP academies as well as the honor of being an advisor for our amazing ASB. I am looking forward to an incredible year! Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. 

Mr. Ralph Rodriguez

Special Needs, T-24

ext. 17824

Señor Christian Ruiz

Instructional Coach/TOA/Peers, C-28, F-1

ext. 71401

Bio: I’ve been teaching for 15 years. Love my job and love my family. I’m married and I have two beautiful children. 

Coach Ramon Sandoval

Biology, B-16

ext. 71116

Coach Golden Scudder

Physical Education, GYM

ext. 71965 

Bio: My name is Golden Scudder.  I have been teaching physical education since 2007 in our district.  I have been at AVHS since 2014 as a PE teacher and coach for volleyball. I support our students in all their endeavors, whether it be sports or academics. 

Mr. Mark Siroonian

Mathematics, C-12

ext. 71212

Bio: My name is Mark Siroonian. Math and Music have always been two of my favorite subjects. I love teaching math, and playing music, mostly guitar in my free time.

Señor Jeffrey Soto

Physical Education/Spanish, Gym, T-4

ext. 71961

Bio: Happily married man with 4 children who make me proud, most days!

Miss. Shannon Spini

Special Education, B-19

ext. 71119

Bio: I am a proud 2005 Sundevil alumni and have been working for AVUSD since 2006. My students and I enjoy collaborating and working with the many different sports teams and departments on campus. From life skills to vocations, we cover all subjects and are involved in the amazing culture of AVHS Sundevil Country.

Mr. Tosh Stephenson

Special Education/English, T-13

ext. 71013

Bio: I've been teaching since 2010-2011. I love what I do and I love working with our awesome staff and students here at AVHS! GO SUNDEVILS!!

Ms. Bethany Thompson

Digital Learning Coordinator, F-04

ext. 71404 

Ms. Alysia Uribe

Science, C-08

ext. 71118

Ms. Gema Venegas

Mathematics, C-20

ext. 71220 

Bio: I have worked as a teacher since 2010. I have been teaching at Apple Valley High School since 2021.

Ms. Stephanie Walker

English/Drama, G-2

ext. 71502

Bio: I have been teaching full-time since 2019, but I served as a substitute since 2010. My first degree was in Drama, 1995 and my second degree in Journalism, 2008. As a military spouse, we moved so many times that substitute teaching was the perfect job anywhere we went. It was during those years that I fell in love with being in the classroom. I knew that it was what I was meant to do. I am so happy to be here doing what I love to do! It's great to be a Sundevil just like my husband was!

Mrs. Marianne Watson

CTE/ Graphic Communications, F-11/12

ext. 71411

Bio: Mrs. Watson has been teaching Graphic Communications at AVHS since 2018. She is also a proud Sundevil graduate. Mrs. Watson's goal is not only to impart technical skills but also to cultivate critical thinking, problem-solving, and a deep appreciation for aesthetics. She is dedicated to creating an inclusive and supportive learning environment where experimentation is encouraged, mistakes are seen as opportunities for growth, and ideas are celebrated. Go Devils!

Ms. Youlia Weber

Mathematics, C-21

ext. 71221 

Bio: Associate in Science - VVC, BA in Human Development, Summa Cum Laude, APU, Single Subject Credential in Mathematics, APU 

Mrs. Rachel Weschler

Mathematics, C-13

ext. 71213

Bio: I have been teaching since 2012 and here at Apple Valley high school since 2020. I love seeing students' lightbulb moments, especially in teaching math!

Mrs. Amber Westendorf

Social Science/ History, E-03

ext. 71303

Bio: This is my 21st year of teaching and I love my job more than ever before.  I graduated high school from San Gorgonio in San Bernardino, then I received my Bachelor's at UCLA.  At UCLA I found my love for kids when I was a camp counselor.  Soon after graduating from college I worked towards my teaching credential and Master in Instructional Technology at Cal State San Bernardino.  I have taught elsewhere, which is why I appreciate AVHS so much.  It is a fantastic school and I am proud to be a Sundevil!

Mrs. Amy Young

English, E-04

ext. 71304

Bio: Hello! My name is Mrs. Young. I have taught English and been involved in the CAMP academy at AVHS since 2021, although I started teaching in Ventura County in 2009. I grew up knowing I wanted to be a teacher and have many educators in my family - so I guess it's in the genes! Literature is my passion, but I find so many things interesting and love bringing science and history into my lessons. Context is everything! I am proud to be a Sundevil and love our strong campus community. I look forward to each new year and to the wonderful students, connections, and memories it brings. Please reach out to me if you have any questions.

Ms. Korina Zepeda

English, C-36

ext. 71236

AVHS Support Staff

Yesenia Alcala

Paraeducator, B-19

ext. 71907

Mrs. Alicia Alonso

 Discipline Secretary, A6, Control

ext. 71921

Gabe Amaro Jr.


ext. 71975

Ms. Ashley Andrade

Student Information Coordinator

ext. 71919

Madison Angel

Paraeducator,  T14

ext. 71814

Karen Araujo

ELD Paraeducator, C-15

ext. 71215

Ms. Yuri Balderrama


ext. 71971

Robert Bloss


ext. 71975

Tanya Burkel

Paraeducator, B-19

ext. 71119

Leighanne Callaway


ext. 71971

Ms. Natalie Carreno

Admin Clerk/Independent Studies, A-1

ext. 71836

Elizabeth Chavez

Front Gate/Attendance

ext. 71925

Yolanda Chavez

Paraeducator, B-19

ext. 71119

Landinette Chour-Ramirez

Paraeducator, B-20


Mr. Rick Clift

Plant Manager

ext. 71975

Toru Coleman

Success Paraeducator, T-24

ext. 71824

Mrs. Jenny Collins

Principal Secretary/Office Coordinator, A-1 

ext. 71915

Bio: I am a 1993 AVHS graduate and have worked in the Activities and Athletics office for 11 years.

Mrs. Belen Colon

CTE Specialist, F-4

F-4 ext. 71926

Bio: I have been working at AVHS in the CTE department since 2006. I have two kids, who also attend/attended AVHS. #GoDevils

Patty Cortez

ELD Paraeducator, C-15

ext. 71240

Pedro Cortez Ortiz



Dana Curtis


ext. 71971

Mrs. Cheryl Delahousie

Sub Secretary, A-1

ext. 71917

Bio: I am a mom of 4 and a grandma to 6 beautiful grandchildren. I have been with AVUSD for 6 years and I love it!

Nick Dye

Cindy Easton


ext. 71971

Robby Franco

School Resource Officer, A-6

ext. 71924

Bruce Fuller


ext. 71307

Coach Antonio Garcia

Paraeducator, E-5

ext. 71305

Nick Garrett

Greg Gilmer

Paraeducator, T-14

ext. 71814

Jennifer Gnerre

Paraeducator, E-6


Laura Godina

Paraeducator, T-14

ext. 71813

Mr. John Granados

Paraeducator, B-20

ext. 71120

George Gregory

Guiselle Guiffredo


ext. 71307

Devina Gutierrez


ext. 71971

 Ms. Sonia Gutierrez

Registrar, A-1

ext. 71916

Kiyomi Hart


ext. 71824

Andrea Heredia

Paraeducator, T-10

ext. 71810

Ms. Nataly Herrera 

Career Guidance Specialist, C-34

ext. 71234

Melissa Hirigoyen

Monique Hudson

Paraeducator, T-27

ext. 71827

Candace Jauregui

Paraeducator, T-3

ext. 71803

Marlene Keene


ext. 71971

Coralrose Kent Rentertia


ext. 71107

Debra Kleinsmith


ext. 71120

Ms. Tiffani Knox

Admin Clerk/Front Office, A-1

ext. 71901

Ms. Patty Kubovsak

ASB/ Athletics Secretary, A-3

ext. 71951 

Bio: At AVHS for 5 years.

Kerri Landini

Paraeducator, B-20

ext. 71120

Ms. Karina Lopez

School Office Assistant, Front Gate & Attendance

ext. 71925

Ms. Rosemary Lozada

Counseling Secretary, A-1

ext. 71931

Robert Maese

Paraeducator, T-14

ext. 71814

Joseph Maroney


ext. 71807

Mrs. Ashley Mathews

Attendance Secretary, A-1

ext. 71906

Melissa McDonald

Paraeducator, T-14

ext. 71814

Jacyntha Mckenzie


ext. 71971

Mr. Allesandro Membreno


ext. 71851

Natalie Meras


ext. 71956

Shadai Mingo

Paraeducator, T-26

ext. 71826

Henry Morales

De Anna Morgan


ext. 71971

Joanie Napolitano

Laurie O'Hare

Paraeducator, B-1


ext. 71101

Cynthia Parra


ext. 71971

Joanne Franco

Taunia Pennell

Paraeducator, B-20

ext. 71120

Leslie Perez

Lilian Pineda


ext. 71971

Carmen Postoy

Special Needs Paraeducator, T-27

ext. 71827

JoAnne Prager

Paraeducator, E-6

ext. 71306

Christina Reyes

Paraeducator, T-14

ext. 71814

Rosanna Rico


ext. 71971

Yessic Rivera

Paraeducator, C-16


Abraham Rubio-Carbajal

Paraeducator, B-20

ext. 71120

Ms. Irene Sanchez


ext. 71971

Celia Santee

Paraeducator, B-7

ext. 71107

Ms. Lydia Silvias


ext. 71971

Ms. Kim Torres

Health Office

ext. 71941

Samuel Urry


ext. 71975

Lisa Vallejo


ext. 71971

Matthew Vidal


ext. 71307

Lisa Wilson

Paraeducator, T-24

ext. 71824

Mrs. Denise Zamora 


ext. 71852

Bio: I have happily been working for AVUSD for 25 years and love working in the library.  AVHS is the most awesome school to work for - GO DEVILS!!