Welcome to New Staff in Elementary School

We are so pleased to finally have two new staff members joining the Elementary School in January 2022 that bring a wealth of diverse experience and skills to the ASV Elementary Team. They are: Mr. Michael Wurdeman. Grade 2 Blue Teacher After many, many months of waiting for a visa, Mr. Mike (as he goes […]

Appreciation to Ms. Radford and Mr. Stapleton

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Two highly beloved teachers, Ms. Sally Radford and Mr. John Stapleton, will begin their much-deserved retirement and have come to the end of their professional careers at ASV. Ms. Radford joined ASV in 1986 and has served as a Preschool teacher for 35 years, in some cases teaching two generations of ASV students. Mr. Stapleton […]

ASV World Languages Coordinator Speaker at a Conference

The ASV World Languages Coordinator, Ms. Elena Martí, participated as invited speaker at an international conference held in Firenze, Italy, this past week.  The goal of Innovation in Language Learning was to “provide the opportunity to world language teachers to be informed and share recent research results in the field of language teaching and learning, […]

2019 Professional Development Days

On Thursday, October 10, and Friday, October 11, ASV held the 2019 Professional Development Days focused on the Understanding by Design framework with the guidance of Ms. Elizabeth Imende. As part of the design and alignment process, staff have identified Transfer Goals in each of their subject areas.  Transfer Goals are the central ideas of […]

Meet our New Teachers (3/3)

Joel Duarte. San Antonio (Texas, United States) Mr. Duarte has a Masters in Education and has taught at high schools in Texas and Oregon. After studying Philosophy and Psychology at university, he worked for a decade as a sommelier.  “Then I lived abroad teaching English as a foreign language in Thailand, Japan, and Korea,” he […]

Meet our New Teachers (II)

Jordi Ballester (Alicante, Spain) Mr. Ballester is the most recent addition to the ASV Athletic Department and he will be working as Physical Education Teacher in Middle School. Mr. Ballester grew up in Alicante, the southern part of Comunitat Valenciana, but moved to the United States of America when he was 19 years old to […]

Meet our New Teachers (I)

Susi Pucci (San Francisco, California, United States) Ms. Pucci is Literacy Support Coach at ASV. This will be her 20th year in education: “I started my career in Lesotho, Southern Africa. I have since taught in California, the Dominican Republic, Thailand, Indonesia and Mexico,” she related for ASV Voices. Her first impressions about ASV are […]

Staff updates: 7th and 8th grade Language Arts

Ms Amanda Bird: 7th and 8th grade Language Arts We wish Ms Amanda Bird well as she heads on maternity leave. We anxiously await the return of Ms Emily Barker. Ms Barker was with us Spring Semester as a student teacher in Art. As a result, she already has a relationship with the 7th and […]

Google Certification Workshop

Eighteen staff members attended a Google Certification Workshop conducted by Mr. Kevin Tracy on Saturday December 12 and Sunday December 13. They were trained on the advanced use of Google tools in educational environments and now are ready to face the official exam and become a Google Certified Educator Level 1. Our aim is that […]