Ellie Watkins is looking forward to joining the SDJA school community as an Education Specialist. She has been working in the area of Special Education for 20+ years and has an MS in Education (Special Education). She has a California Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Credential with the added Autism Authorization and a New Jersey Credential as an Elementary School Teacher. She has experience as both a teacher and school administrator in the field of Special Education (PreK-12).
Ellie is originally from New Jersey and relocated to California with her husband and three children in 1997. Her children are grown now. Matt and Ashley live in CA while Melissa and her husband Garret, with Charlotte her 18 month old granddaughter, live in New Jersey. In her spare time, Ellie enjoys golf, the beach, and music.
Dear Parents: Hello and happy summer! I know that, as a community, we are spread far and wide at the moment. I wish you all safe travels and fun wherever you may be. In order to prepare you for a smooth start to the 2018-19 school year, I am providing here some important information that […]
Lauren Mathews grew up in Southern California. She received her B.A. in Anthropology and her teaching credential from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2011. For the past three years, Lauren has been teaching first grade in San Diego. Previously, she taught preschool in Colorado for 2 years. Through San Diego State University, Lauren added a […]
Alli Ramseyer is thrilled to be joining the First Grade teaching team at SDJA. She has been teaching since 2002, after graduating from Vanderbilt University. After teaching in Brooklyn, NY for many years, she received her Masters degree from Columbia University’s Teachers College in Lucy Calkins’ Literacy Specialist program. Her biggest passion is helping spark […]
Ellie Watkins is looking forward to joining the SDJA school community as an Education Specialist. She has been working in the area of Special Education for 20+ years and has an MS in Education (Special Education). She has a California Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Credential with the added Autism Authorization and a New Jersey Credential as […]
Anna Pelletier is excited to be joining SDJA as a physical education teacher for K-5. Anna is originally from Manchester, England and graduated as a PE Teacher from Liverpool John Moores University in 2014. She has worked at a Jewish summer camp in Pennsylvania for 5 years which is where she met her husband, a San […]
August 10, 2018 Dear Parents, We are following up to confirm the new starting time for our K-5 and 6-12 students to take place in the coming school year. Our new schedule has K-5 beginning their academic day at 8:05am, and our 6-12th graders beginning at 8:20am. (Tuesday remains an 8:20am start for all students, […]
Dear Parents, Over the summer our Director of Security Michael Hoffman relocated to North Carolina to assume a new position that would bring him closer to his family on the East Coast. We wish him much happiness and thank him for his hard work on our behalf. We have a new director of Security and […]
Dear Parents, We are so excited to welcome your students back to school! Whether you are a returning family or a new family, I would like to take a moment to introduce myself and let you know about this year’s offerings in our culinary department. This is my second year at SDJA (https://www.sdja.com/lunch/) Last year, […]