Dr. Kiva Spiratos joins us as the Director, Educational Services. Dr. Spiratos brings with her more than 26 years of experience in both public and private education, leading work in instruction, Social Emotional Learning, students services and more. She has been celebrated numerous times for her leadership both as an elementary and high school administrator.
“It is an honor to join the FVSD Family,” noted Dr. Spiratos. “I look forward to the opportunity to work in partnership with the FVSD staff, parents and community to support teaching and learning for all of our students and continue FVSD’s tradition of excellence.”
In addition, we welcome Katherine Pavidis to the role of Elementary Principal. Ms. Pavidis joins FVSD from Downey Unified School District where she has served in administrative roles since 2012. Ms. Pavidis has dedicated more than 24 years to education, ensuring positive and effective learning environments and safe schools. She brings with her vast experience in supporting academic rigor in addition to fostering community culture across campuses.
“I am excited to join the Fountain Valley School District,” said Katherine Pavidis. “I am thrilled to work with this amazing team of educators and look forward to continuing the great work of our district for our students, families and community.”
Moreover, Brandon LoMonaco comes to FVSD from Community Roots Academy where he served as Dean of Students and Athletic Director. Mr. LoMonaco’s passion for students is evident over his career in education and he brings with him a commitment to a student-focused approach to ensuring the success of all students.
“I feel both humbled and honored to be a part of the FVSD Family,” explained Mr. LoMonaco. “I am excited to work with and get to know the students, staff and families while building upon the positive foundation for learning in place within the district.”
Superintendent Katherine Stopp shared, “We are excited to welcome these fantastic educators to our administrative team. Each brings with them a wealth of experience in ensuring successful outcomes for all students and a collaborative approach to building community. We are fortunate to welcome Dr. Spiratos, Ms. Pavidis and Mr. LoMonaco to the FVSD Family!”