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.
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!
Dawn Mae - Special Program Teaching Assistant
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.
Christina Dowman- Special Program Teaching Assistant
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Niki Wolin - Special Program Teaching Assistant
My Name is Niki Wolin, I was born and raised in Southern California. In 2002, I and my three amazing children moved to Las Vegas, Nevada. I was heavily involved with my children’s education through my involvement with the PTA for 5 years before getting hired on in with the school district in 2007. I started working as an Instructional Assistant for four years in a kindergarten classroom and the rest of my years as a Specialized Programs Teacher Assistant (SPTA) in the KIDS program. I love working with children and watching them learn and grow. Four years ago I went back to college to get my teaching degree in elementary education as an online student of Grand Canyon University. This year I will be student teaching along with being a one-on-one SPTA and next year I will have my own classroom. My dream is to either teach kindergarten or first grade because I like teaching students foundational skills that will apply to their future education.
My favorite hobby is scrapbooking my children’s greatest events, milestones and creating memories for them that will last a lifetime. I believe this hobby will help me in my pursuit of becoming a teacher. My favorite quote is “Never Say Never” I am super excited to be a part of the Vassiliadis family this school year and getting to know all of the staff and students.
Dulce Vazquez- Special Program Teaching Assistant
Hello, my name is Dulce Vazquez. I am very excited to be a part of the Vassiliadis team. I am originally from Mexico, raised in New Mexico, and coming from Germany. This will be our fourth year in Las Vegas. I've been married for eight years to my husband Ryan. He currently serves in the Air Force.
Some of my hobbies include traveling, hiking with my two dogs, working out, and reading. I am always up for an exciting adventure!
I have worked with children since I was 16 years old. Specifically children with autism. I have a very special place in my heart for the Special Education community so I am ecstatic to be a part of the Special Early Childhood program. Looking forward to a great school year!
Mandy Pesich - Primary Resource
Hello Cubs! My name is Mandy Pesich and I am excited to be the Primary Resource Instructional Assistant at Vassiliadis Elementary. I was born and raised in a small ski town- Steamboat Springs, Colorado. I went on to attend the University of Colorado and I earned my bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing and Communications. I worked in the business world for a few years and realized my true passion is working with children. I started working in education and never looked back. I am currently working on my master’s degree in elementary education and I look forward to having my own classroom in the near future.
I have been married to my husband Dan for five years. He is a pilot in the US Air Force so we love all things aviation! We have lived all over the United States but we are certainly enjoying all the activities that Las Vegas has to offer. We love getting outdoors and exploring all around the southwest. I am so excited to be at Vassiliadis and to get to work amongst the best staff, students, and parents. Go Cubs!!
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
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Hello, my name is Hurley Dickerson and I am originally from California. Upon completing high school I spent 5 years in the Marine Corps and moved to San Jose in 1984, where I attended Evergreen City College studying Business Management. I worked as a Traffic Mananger for a tech company in Silicon Valley for 16 years and was Operations Manager for a major retail store until my retirement in 2014.
I moved to Las Vegas in 1993 where I met my wife of 25 years. Due to my background we both wanted to help change the lives of special needs children and became the adoptive parents of 2 daughters. Our house has always been considered the fun house.
I have worked for Clark County School District for the past 3 years and really enjoy working with the kids and staying active. I am very happy to be a part of the Vassiliadis Team!
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!!
Alexis Bisplinghoff - Special Education
Hello fellow Cubs! I am Ms. Alexis and I work with Ms. Stratton in the Resource Room.
This is my third year with CCSD and my first 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 8th grade at Sig Rogich and Cody is a 3rd 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!!!
Tom Bole - Site Based Technician
Hello Cubs! My name is Tom Bole and I am excited to be the new SBT (Site-Based Technician) at Vassiliadis Elementary. I was born and raised in Santa Monica, California. I enlisted in the Air Force shortly after high school and retired from active duty service in 2014. I have literally seen the world over the past couple of decades and I have lived in Mississippi, New Mexico, Nebraska, South Korea, and Germany while doing so. In the Air Force, I was a satellite communications specialist. The impending change in technology from satellite to fiber-optics provided a great transition point for me to crossover into information technology. After leaving the service, I took a position as a broadcast engineer for Vegas PBS where I maintained the station’s transmitter, translators, studio equipment, automation systems, and servers. While working there I was able to complete my Bachelor’s Degree in IT Management from American Military University. I look forward to taking care of the technical needs of the teachers and staff of Vassiliadis, so that they can focus on educating the future leaders of our great country!.
I absolutely love living in Las Vegas and I consider myself a Nevadan. In my spare time I like to workout, travel, watch sports, and enjoy life. I frequently go to concerts and Golden Knights games. Next year you can catch me down at all the Raider games wearing my silver and black!
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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Everett Stafford - Custodian
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Christian Fierro - Custodian
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Jorge Gonazalez - Custodian
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