Happy Summer!

All of us at OTA wish all of our families a wonderful summer break. Please take advantage of this special time, and enjoy all that San Diego has to offer. When you’re ready to pick up school supplies, the links below describe what is needed for each grade level and/or content area. Happy Summer! Kindergarten…



A HUGE thank you to all of our parents and community members who donated, volunteered and attended the 2019 Fiesta de OTA Gala event, bid on live auction items, and participated in online bidding. We are still processing items/funds and will communicate totals soon, but it looks like we met our goals! These funds will…


Last Chance to Bid!

Last Chance to Bid in Osprey Online Auction Have you been busy bidding up a storm in the Osprey Online Auction? We hope so! There are so many items up for grabs–something for every budget! From dining gift cards to fun experiences and retail offerings, we hope you win something you love. Bidding and buying…


OTA Online Auction is Open!

  After the #OTAGala  event, the ONLINE AUCTION begins! From Saturday, May 4 at 9pm to Sunday, May 12 at 9pm, the online auction features gift cards, Teacher Experiences, and more! This is a fun way to help raise funds for all of the great things that make OTA one of the best schools in San…


Staff Directory & Blogs

(Click on a blog or staff name for more)

Kindergarten - Alexandra Halverstadt

First Grade - Jenny Blackwood

Second Grade - Michelle Klim

Third Grade - Jennifer Ciampa

Fourth Grade - Chelsea VanWerden

Fifth Grade - Sarah Cook

6th-8th Social Studies - Jennifer Church

6th-8th English Language Arts - Turner Watts

6th-8th Grade Math

STEM - Taylor Vickers

Music - Ellyn King

Spanish - Cynthia Ostrowski

Physical Education - Kevin Killacky

Education Specialist - Kirsten Ramirez

Speech Language Pathologist - Jessica Reed

Instructional Aide - Cori Rashad

Instructional Aide - Jennifer Garcia

Instructional Aide - Jade Talbott

Core Knowledge Advisor & StandUp For Kids Coordinator - Bob Hamm