|Welcome back to the 2020-21 school year! We are both pleased and grateful that you have chosen a Springs school as your charter school of choice, and please know our staff is dedicated to partnering with you to provide a personalized, top-quality education for your children.
I’d like to introduce you to our new Springs principals: Kimberlee Ballantyne-Morse, Eric Ballard, and Jennifer Martin.
Kim is the principal of the Riverside Student Center. She has been on the Springs staff since 2012 and previously worked eight years at the Temecula Student Center. She is a graduate of Cal State Long Beach; her favorite subject in school is science.
Eric is the principal of Hemet Student Center. He began with Springs in 2009. He is a graduate of Concordia University in Irvine, and still takes classes there. His favorite subjects are math and PE.
Jennifer is the principal of Keys College and Career Prep. For the past decade, she has been principal of Springs’ Hemet Quest Program. Among her recent accomplishments was earning her Doctorate of Education, Organizational Leadership with K-12 Emphasis with Grand Canyon University.
Our new vice-principals include Melissa Maguire, Otay Ranch Student Center; Brian Bailey, Renaissance Valley Academy; and Valerie Walker, Temecula Student Center. Melissa has worked with Springs at the Otay Ranch Student Center since it opened in 2014; Brian and Valerie both joined the Springs staff in 2010.
I am excited about our new principals and vice-principals, and we are pleased to have the opportunity to promote individuals within our organization. They are quality individuals and talented professionals, and I know they will serve our Springs families well.
I wish you all a successful and productive school year. Remember we are here to serve you. If you have any questions or concerns during the course of the year, please do not hesitate to contact the appropriate staff member with your program or on your campus.
Dr. Kathleen Hermsmeyer