Meet our Specials Team

Andrew Whitus
P.E. Teacher

Terra Ahles
Technology Teacher  

Pam Feather

Meliza Jinesta
Spanish Teacher  

Madeline Oswald
Art Teacher  

Physical Education

The K-8 Physical Education program provides a comprehensive and enjoyable experience that fosters physical fitness, skill development, teamwork, and a lifelong passion for health and wellness.. Through a combination of structured activities, games, and lessons on health and nutrition, sportsmanship and “fair play”, we aim to empower students with the knowledge and skills they need to lead active and healthy lives. We look forward to a successful and active year ahead!


Welcome to the exciting world of K-8 Art! Our art program provides a comprehensive and engaging learning journey that nurtures creativity, artistic skills, and cultural awareness through a hands-on, experiential learning approach. Students will actively participate in art-making activities, guided by knowledgeable and passionate art educators. The curriculum integrates cross-curricular connections, linking art to other subjects such as history, science, and literature. Students will not only develop their artistic abilities but also gain a lifelong appreciation for the beauty and power of visual arts. We look forward to guiding your child's artistic journey and witnessing their growth as aspiring artists!


Welcome to our exciting program that introduces students to the fascinating world of computer science and technology! Through an engaging curriculum, we aim to foster computational thinking skills, promote creativity, and inspire a passion for technology.

Throughout the program, we emphasize the importance of digital citizenship and responsible technology use. Students will learn about online safety, ethical considerations, and how to protect their personal information. We also encourage collaboration and teamwork by providing opportunities for students to work together on projects and problem-solving challenges.

Our program combines hands-on activities, interactive lessons, and engaging projects to ensure an immersive learning experience. We believe that computer science and technology are essential skills for the 21st century, and our program aims to inspire students to become innovative thinkers and creators in our increasingly digital world.

Join us on this exciting journey as we unlock the wonders of computer science and technology together!


Welcome to Spanish! This comprehensive program is designed to introduce students to the exciting world of foreign languages. Through engaging activities, interactive lessons, and cultural exploration, students will develop a strong foundation in language skills, cultural appreciation, and a lifelong love for learning languages.
The benefits to learning another language are numerous:
Develops strong language skills: Listening, speaking, reading, and writing abilities in foreign languages.
Cultivates cultural appreciation: Encourages students to embrace diversity, fostering global citizenship.
Boosts cognitive abilities: Language learning enhances critical thinking, problem-solving, and memory skills.
Enhances communication skills: Students gain confidence in expressing themselves in different languages.
Prepares for future opportunities: Proficiency in foreign languages opens doors to cultural, academic, and professional prospects.

By igniting curiosity and fostering a love for languages, we aim to equip students with the tools they need to navigate an increasingly interconnected world. Join us on this exciting adventure of exploration and discovery!


Welcome to the K-8 Library Program! Our library is a wonderful place where students explore the exciting world of books and reading. Our goal is to foster a love for reading, encourage curiosity, and provide resources to support the educational journey of our students. The K-8 Library Program offers a welcoming environment, engaging programs and challenges, research support, digital resources, author visits, and collaborative opportunities. We strive to ignite the love for reading in every student and provide them with the tools to become lifelong learners. Join us in the magical world of books, where imagination knows no bounds!

Visit Val Vista Academy today!