Bill Anderson

Bill Anderson
Principal

I am proud to be working with some very fine people who work hard every day to contribute to the c...

Mrs. Cathy Benton

Mrs. Cathy Benton
Fifth Grade

“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think,” Margaret Mead. This has been my philosophy for...

Eunice Bravo

Eunice Bravo
Fourth Grade, Theatre

I was raised in Rio Rico (Nogales) Arizona and attended Arizona State University where I earned my Bachelor’s d...

Vanessa Bustamante

Vanessa Bustamante
Administrative Assistant

I’ve worked at Ballington Academy for a year and a half and it’s been a great experience. The teachers an...

Mr. Cardenas

Mr. Cardenas
Fourth Grade

I was born and raised in the Imperial Valley and earned a Bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University in ...

Rosa Cortez

Rosa Cortez
School Nurse

I’m a school nurse here at Ballington Academy; I been a nurse for seven years. I studied nursing at San Diego C...

Elisa Medina

Elisa Medina
Elisa Medina

Elisa Medina has been teaching for eight years. This is her third year teaching Kindergarten and third year at Ballin...

Samantha Garcia,

Samantha Garcia,
Nutritional Aide, Librarian

For the past two years, I have been a nutritional aide and librarian for Ballington Academy. I enjoy my daily interac...

Miss Melissa Gutierrez

Miss Melissa Gutierrez
Second Grade

I am on the second grade team at Ballington Academy for the Arts & Sciences. I am pleased to be alongside a magni...

Miss Holder

Miss Holder
Kindergarten

I was born and raised in El Centro. I graduated from Central Union High School (Go Spartans!). I graduated from IVC w...

Roseann Madrigal

Roseann Madrigal
First Grade

I am a native of the Imperial Valley and have lived here all my life. I graduated from San Diego State University in ...

Maria Medina

Maria Medina
Nutritional Aide

I’ve lived in the Imperial Valley for more than 25 years. I graduated from San Diego State University with a Ba...

Blake Miles

Blake Miles
Sixth Grade

This is my second year at Ballington Academy. I attended Calexico High School, earned a Bachelor of Science in Econom...

Mrs. Morillon

Mrs. Morillon
Third Grade

I graduated from San Diego State University in 2003 and have been teaching for 10 years. I taught in San Diego for fi...

Jesus Nunez

Jesus Nunez
First Grade

I graduated from San Diego State University and have studied abroad in both Mexico and Spain. I am passionate about e...

Paula Witt

Paula Witt
Nutritional Aide

I have been with Volunteers of America for 20 years and with Ballington Academy since its beginning. I currently work...

Mrs. Perez

Mrs. Perez
Fifth Grade

Welcome new and returning students and parents to Ballington Academy! This will be my seventh year of teaching, my se...

Ms. Monica Plascencia

Ms. Monica Plascencia
Third Grade

I graduated from California State University, Los Angeles in 2004. Since then, I have taught various ages from kinder...

Esther Robles

Esther Robles
Second Grade

This will be my second year teaching second grade at Ballington Academy. I really enjoy working with children and hel...

Dora Singh

Dora Singh
Enrollment Coordinator

I was born and raised in the Imperial Valley, graduated from Central Union High School and Imperial Valley College. A...

Mrs. Julie St. Pierre

Mrs. Julie St. Pierre
Transitional Kindergarten

I received my bachelor’s degree from Cal State San Marcos in 2003 and have been teaching at the Kindergarten/TK...

Melissa Torres

Melissa Torres
Sixth Grade

I graduated from San Diego State University in 2013, with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. I am currently, an...

Kirsten Varga

Kirsten Varga
Fine Art Studio

I have a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and many years experience in creating and teaching others that they are...

Shawna Watkins

Shawna Watkins
Nutritional Aide

I was born in Illinois and moved to Yuma in 1996. In 2003, I met my husband and we were married in 2006. I have four ...

Ms. Wong

Ms. Wong
RSP Teacher

I have worked with people with special needs for 19 years including infants, toddlers, elementary and junior high sch...