WSSD Administrative Staff

Rachel Davis



Ms Davis has a Bachelor of Arts in European History from the University of Arizona, is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and a certified Neuro Linguistic Practitioner. She retired from 20 years of leadership at GEICO Insurance to join WSSD.  She brings a long history of successful business management and strong team building skills.


In her off time she can be found with her nose in a legal fiction book or an inspiring business book. She also enjoys spending time outdoors with her daughter and working their farm, plunging into the pacific or cycling.


Ms Davis joined WSSD in 2016.

Sheila Garczynski

Communications/Faculty Support

Ms Garczynski has a Bachelor of Science in Design & Merchandising from Drexel University. 


She loves to cook, read, travel and spend time with her family.


Ms Garczynski joined WSSD in 2017.

Virginia Arnold

High School Faculty Support

Mrs. Arnold was born and raised in San Diego.


She enjoys baking, reading and gardening with her pups, Violet & Rosie Rita.


Mrs. Arnold joined WSSD in 2018.

 Ian Cuevas

Grades Faculty Support/Reception

Mr Cuevas has a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of California Santa Cruz. 


He has worked with children and administration in Special Education for 16 years.


During his free time, Ian enjoys spending time with family and catching up on international soccer. He is also an avid photographer.

Julie Joinson

Admissions Director


Julie was born and raised in Liverpool, England, and moved to Southern California in 1982.


Her passions include holistic healthcare and interior design. 



Ms Joinson joined WSSD in 2003.

Lori Williamson



Ms Williamson has a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from U.C. Santa Cruz, followed by two years of doctoral graduate study at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.


She enjoys cooking and spending time with her family.



Ms Williamson joined WSSD 2004.

Kim Galvin

Business Office Manager


Ms. Galvin's professional path began in the hospitality industry which led her to an executive position in the travel industry, to establishing her own company. 


She loves cooking and travelling, enjoys performing arts, and continues her study in American Sign Language.


Ms. Galvin joined WSSD in 2012.

Liza Ferraro


Development Events Coordinator


Ms Ferraro's background is in clothing design, manufacturing, retail, accounting, office management, customer service and motivational speaking.


She enjoys getting to know each and every member of the WSSD community and loves working with the community on common goals.


Ms Ferraro joined WSSD in 2013.

Jehanne Spriggs

International Student Program/

Tuition Assistance Coordinator

Ms Spriggs has a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and Economics from Vrije Universiteit-Brussels, Belgium with a minor in Asian Studies from Columbia University and the University of California, Berkeley. She is trilingual in English, French and Spanish.


In her spare time, Ms Spriggs enjoys playing with her family, traveling, eating, and experiencing life.


Ms Spriggs joined WSSD in 2014.

Merav Segall

School Counselor

Bio coming soon...



Deborah Tweit

Snake and Lily Store Manager

Grant Writer


Ms Tweit has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland in Special and Elementary Education, a Master's from San Diego State University in Special Education and has completed additional graduate work at The Claremont Graduate University in the area of Multicultural Education.


Ms Tweit joined WSSD in 2008.

Candy McGrady

Store Clerk



Ms. McGrady attended the University of Oklahoma and has a background in Dental Technology.


She relocated to San Diego from New Jersey in 2014 and enjoys collecting rocks and minerals, as well as volunteering at Las Colinas Detention & Reentry Facility in Santee.


She joined the WSSD community in 2015.

Candie Harper

Shuttle Driver/ Reception



 Ms Harper was born and raised in Nebraska. She moved to San Diego and had a vibrant career as a Retail Manager- and has a strong background in customer service.


Ms Harper enjoys spending time with and just being in the moment with her grandson. She is very active with her church and youth ministry. In her spare time she can be found hanging with her youth group of 11th and 12th grade girls.


Ms Harper joined WSSD in 2013

Pete Barber

Facilities Manager


Mr Barber was born in the Los Angeles area however is grateful to call San Diego his home since he was 11 years ol.


He currently lives in the Ramona area that offers the sense of nature and wide open spaces which we love.


Mr Barber's favorite past times are traveling, outdoor life, and spending quality time with my family.


Mr Barber joined WSSD in 2017.

Connie Pelletier

Facilities Technician


Ms Pelletier was born and raised in northern Maine. She brings her expert customer service skills along with her attention to detail to WSSD. Connie continues to build her painting and home repair business.


In her spare time she enjoys volunteering at a community center here in San Diego.



Ms Pelletier joined WSSD in 2009.

Charlie LeMaire



 Bio coming soon...

Benito Torres

Sous Chef


Bio coming soon...