Support Staff

Leanne Burt - Library Aide

     I am so excited to be working in the Vassiliadis school library, especially with brand new books!  I love to read and am looking forward to assisting students and faculty find what they need in the library.

     I grew up in Salt Lake City Utah, and graduated from Snow College with my Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer Information Systems.  I worked as a computer operator and then programmer for about 15 years.  I loved my career; but when my children came, I chose to be a stay-at-home mom.  I am married to Alan, who is a wonderful husband and father.  We have two beautiful girls; Kaylee, who is currently attending BYU and studying to be a Social Worker and hoping to work with youth and children; and Kimberly, who is a sophomore at Palo Verde High School.

     My husband’s job brought us to Las Vegas when our girls were young.  When our youngest was in First Grade at Bonner, I had the privilege of working as a Teacher’s Aide at the same school – and eventually with Mr. Catania.  I have worked at Bonner for 11 years, and look forward to continuing another amazing year with Mr. Catania, and all the other fantastic faculty, students, parents, and staff.

Dawn Mae - Special Program Teaching Assistant

     Hello, my name is Mrs. Mae I am originally from Southern California and moved to Las Vegas in 1994. I was a stay at home mom with my 2 girls until they started school full time. After my girls went to school, I joined CCSD in 2010. I was a school aide, Kindergarten aide for 3 years and moved to their Kids program 3 years ago. Currently, my oldest daughter is attending nursing school at Brightwood University and my youngest will be attending Palo Verde in the fall. In my spare time, I am a Lacrosse mom, enjoy scrapbooking, making cards, and spending time with my family. As a family, we enjoy watching football and hockey & supporting the Pittsburg Steelers and Pittsburg Penguins! My favorite quote is “Be the reason someone smiles today.”


I am so excited to be part of the Vassiliadis family!


Sally Ramirez - Special Program Teaching Assistant

​     Hello, my name is Sally  Ramirez and I have been with the Clark County School District for 11 years.  My initial experience with CCSD was working with a high school program called Mommy and Me, where I mentored teenage mothers and provided daycare for their children while they attended to their education.  For the past 9 years, I have been a teaching assistant to special education teachers specializing in autism.

      I was born and raised in Rancho Cucamonga, CA and graduated from  Alta Loma High School.  I have been married for 37 years to my husband, Henry and we have two children and 6 grandchildren.  During the early years of our marriage, my husband was in the military and I was a stay at home mom; but I have always babysat for friends and family member's children.  After my stint as a stay at home mom, I finally joined the workforce at a daycare for and spent 7 years there.

     Very early on in my life I knew my calling was to provide education and nurturing to children.  To see each and every one of those kids that I have interacted with and continue to interact is the biggest blessing in my life.  To know that I can make a difference in their lives just by being present and devoting my time and energy to their needs is very rewarding to me.

Ericka Wells- Special Program Teaching Assistant

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Niki Wolin - Special Program Teaching Assistant

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Shelina Gaston- Special Program Teaching Assistant

Cristina Quillicy- Special Program Teaching Assistant

     Hi my name is Cristina Quillicy.  I’m originally from Southern California.  My husband and I moved to Las Vegas in 1998 and never looked back. We have three grown children. Now that we are practically empty nesters we spend time traveling, cooking, trying new restaurants, hanging out with our friends and walking our little rascal terrier Katie,. I subbed for 7 seven years for CCSD as a teacher’s assistant.  During that time, I fell in love with the Early Childhood Program. I was blessed to be given the opportunity to work with these awesome little kiddos and to call Vassiliadis my home. 


Kathy Ruffner - Special Program Teaching Assistant

     I’m a longtime resident of Las Vegas, originally from Southern California. I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Westmont College in Santa Barbara. My love of language prompted my study of Latin, Spanish, French and Greek. I’m the proud wife of a Veteran Navy Officer and the mother of two brilliant teenage daughters. My interests include travel, reading, theater, genealogy, singing, gardening, church volunteer service, with a passion for VGK hockey. I have an extensive background in the hotel and hospitality industry, having worked over two decades in properties such as Arizona Charlie’s, the Mirage, Treasure Island, Bellagio and Aria Resort. A career highlight was my ten years as the Assistant to the Entertainment Director of Cirque du Soleil’s “O” show, where I also had the opportunity to hire the musicians in Bellagio’s lounges.  On a personal note, I grew up with two siblings with special needs. They made a huge impact on the person I am today. This is why I am honored to be a part of the Vassiliadis Support Staff as an SPTA.


Chips Weldon - PE Assistant

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Heather Stuart - Intermediate Resource 

     My name is Heather Stuart and I am the Intermediate Resource Instructional Assistant to Ms. Stratton. Last year was my first with the Clark County School District and I couldn’t be happier to be a part of the Vassiliadis family. Before gaining my Cub pride, I was a manager at the Golden Entertainment Group for almost ten years. During that time I never enjoyed going to work as much as I do now. I love working with children and watching them grow and succeed is the most rewarding feeling. I am engaged to my best friend and we have two awesome children, Max (13) and Ebin (5).  We spend a lot of our time outdoors hiking, camping, going to the lake and playing baseball. I feel so fortunate to not only be at a 5 Star school but to work amongst the best staff, students, and parents. Go Cubs!!  

Angela Dimalanta - Instructional Assistant

     Greetings! My name is Angela Dimalanta. I am married to Randolf and we are proud parents of 5 wonderful children: Aisa-20, Iman Karin-18, Mayumi-17, Karisyo-11, and Halina-9. This year is going to be amazing with 5 kids at 5 different schools!  I have been in the school district for 15 years. I started as a stay-at-home-mom, became very involved in the PTA, started substitute teaching in the district and eventually taught 5th grade and 2nd grade in CCSD. With life’s changes, I have taken a new direction and am very excited to join the Vassiliadis Team this year.

     I was born in Canada, but grew up mostly in the Bay Area in California. I have a BS in Sociology with a Minor in Women’s Studies from San Jose State University. I completed the Elementary Education Program at Santa Clara University and started teaching in California 25 years ago.  Randolf and I were married 22 years ago and started our family in Kansas City, where I taught 2nd grade for 2 years there until our first child was born. Sixteen years ago, we moved to Las Vegas. While raising our children, I was fortunate to return to school and complete my Masters in Education in Health Promotion at UNLV. 

     When time allows, I am cooking, baking, running, exploring the outdoors, singing, and spending time with family and close friends. I am a Certified Hot Hula Fitness Instructor which brings my heart and soul much joy!  I am thrilled to be a part of this amazing family of educators and administrators! I look forward to working side by side with the best of the best!

Alexis Bisplinghoff - Special Education

     Hello fellow Cubs! I am Ms. Alexis and I work with Ms. Truzzolino in Primary Autism.

This is my fourth year with CCSD and my second full year here at Vassiliadis.  Previously, I was a SPTA at Variety Specialty School, until I was hired here in February 2018. I graduated from UNLV in 2016 with a Bachelors in Psychology and a minor Sociology. It is my dream to one day become a Student Counselor or Child Psychologist. Helping children has always been my passion and I am overjoyed to have made it my career.

     I am the proud mother of two amazing boys. Ayden is in 9th grade at Palo Verde and Cody is a 4th grader here at our very own Vassiliadis. These boys are my life and I enjoy every minute of being their mother. We love to cook, hike, play board games, go to the park, and play sports. 

    I feel so lucky to be a part of this astounding 5 Star Community and Elementary School! Not only because I can keep an eye on my son (ha ha), but the students, staff, administration, parents, PTO, and volunteers that make this school so special as well. I am looking forward to another wonderful year full of exciting events and memorable experiences that will last a lifetime. GO CUBS!!!

Briana Desjardin - Instructional Assistant

     Hello, my name is Briana Desjardin and I am honored to be joining the Vassiliadis team for the 2020- 2021 school year. I am from Rhode Island, I moved to Las Vegas in 2004. I attended CCSD schools for elementary, middle, and high school. I completed my Associates of arts degree in Early Childhood Education at CSN. I then graduated and transferred to UNLV for my Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education in which I am working on currently.

     When I am not working, I spend time reading or spending time with my amazing boyfriend. We have three cats together and it keeps us both pretty busy alongside with our school. I enjoy all kinds of literature. I have my nose buried in a book quite often. I’m looking forward to meeting the students, families, and staff at Vassiliadis!

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Kyle Rachet - Site Based Technician

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Claudine Hubbard - Senior Food Service Manager

     Hi my name is Claudine Hubbard and I am excited to start another exciting year at Vassiliadis Elementary as the cafeteria manager!  I am originally from Allentown, Pennsylvania.  I graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Hospitality Management and worked for Marriott International for eight years before joining CCSD.  I have been a cafeteria manager with CCSD for 13 years!! 

     In my free time, I enjoy reading, swimming and traveling.  My husband and I have a daughter and we all love rooting for the Arizona Cardinals.

     It is my honor and pleasure to be at Vassiliadis and I look forward to seeing everyone at breakfast and lunch next year!!!  Go Cubs!!

Travis Cody - Head Custodian

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Pietro Tresca - Custodian 

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Christian Fierro - Custodian 

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Jorge Gonazalez  - Custodian 

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Vassiliadis Elementary School Hours

Students:   8:00 a.m. - 2:11 p.m. (first bell rings at 7:55 a.m.)

Office Hours:   6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

215 Antelope Ridge Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89138

702-799-1420 Phone  | 702-799-1421 Fax