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2019-2020 SSC Meetings

All meetings are held in the Library from 3:15-4:45.  

  • September 12, 2019
  • November 14, 2019
  • January 16, 2020*
  • February 6, 2020*
  • March 12, 2020
  • April 16, 2020
  • May 7, 2020

* Meeting time extended: 3:15-5:15

All meetings are open to the Rancho Romero community.

2019-2020 SSC Members


Lori Tulkoff (Parent)



Sandy Kontilis (Principal)


Parent Members

Ashley Day (Secretary)

Jim Day

Randy Gullett

Jessica Washer



Teacher/Staff Members

Deneka Horalek

Megan Mitchner

Allie Raney

Kim Thompson

Tatiana Wolkenhauer (Staff Representative)


School Site Council

The Rancho Romero School Site Council (SSC) sets and measures academic improvement strategies and expenditures. SSC also approves and monitors implementation of the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA). The 12-member board is comprised of the school principal, six parents, four teachers and one staff member.

Learn more about School Site Council expectations across SRVUSD schools

2019-2020 Approved Programs

SSC develops and approves programs to help Rancho meet its SPSA objectives. SSC-approved programs are funded primarily by parent and community donations to the Rancho Romero Education Fund (RREF). Thank you to all who donate to RREF throughout the year. Your generosity makes these important programs possible for Rancho students.

Classroom Para-Professionals ("Paras")

Para-professionals support teachers and students in grades TK-5. They work with students in small groups or with individuals in areas such as reading, writing and mathematics. They also support the primary teacher in areas such as preparation of classroom materials, providing positive reinforcement to the children and some clerical work as needed.

For 2019-2020, Rancho has seven (7) para-professionals. Each class receives 6.5 hours of support each week.

Para-Professionals are funded by RREF. 


Reading Intervention

The Reading Intervention Program supports students struggling to acquire the essential knowledge and skills needed to read at grade level. The program is provided by one part-time certificated Reading Specialist (Jennifer Wong) and one part-time classified Instructional Aide, supporting grades K-5.
Reading Club Presentation
The Reading Intervention Program is funded by RREF.



To support our plan for increasing student access to technology, Rancho's Technology Program is comprised of two parts:
  • A part-time Technology Instructional Assistant who supports teachers in their classrooms by providing learning through instructional technology
  • A Technology Fund that supports the maintenance, replacement and purchase of Chromebooks, iPads and technology carts 
The Technology Program is funded by RREF.


The Library Media Program is supported by our Library Media Coordinator (Linda Mailho) who is responsible for performing a variety of complex, specialized duties in support of a school library including the selection, acquisition, circulation, maintenance and distribution of books, instructional materials and technology.  She also assists students and teachers in the use of library/media resources. Additional functions include scheduling classes, training library volunteers, coordinating book fairs and author presentations, and maintaining a budget that serves the needs and interests of students in transitional kindergarten through fifth grade. 

Every class in grades TK-5 visits the library one time per week. 

RREF funds 13 hours of this position in addition to 12 District-funded hours. 



All students in grades TK-5 receive art instruction from our part-time Art Instructor (Gina Turturcci) one time per week. The curriculum is aligned to visual art standards identified in the California Visual and Performing Arts Framework. The purpose of the program is to provide students opportunities for creative pursuits that enhance awareness and appreciation of the arts while developing skills and fostering connections to people, places and times. Our Art Program follows a Discipline Based approach, involving art production, art history, art criticism and aesthetics. Each month generally features one artist with a lesson on their biography, key works, time period, along with exploration of their style and elements of art used in their work. Every lesson then focuses on students producing their own piece of art inspired by one or more elements of the lesson, while encouraging their creativity in producing a piece that is purely their own.

Rancho's website Art Page gives an outline of the current artist being studied, along with examples of the student produced work at the end of each month.

The Art Program is funded by RREF.


Teacher on Special Assignment (TSA)

Supporting the vision that "all students can learn at high levels," our Intervention Teacher on Special Assignment (TSA) is working with the Principal to implement a Response to Intervention (RTI/Meep Minutes) system. Students who need extra time to learn an essential standard get it; students who need extensions of standards mastered, get them. This makes a difference in the lives of each and every student on campus.

Rachel McCutchen joined Rancho Romero as our Intervention TSA in 2018. She is a trained Reading Recovery Specialist, elementary teacher, has worked at several SRVUSD schools as an Intervention TSA, and has been trained with the Teacher’s College Reading and Writing Project. Rachel regularly presents at staff meetings and collaborates with teacher teams during Wednesday collaborations.

The TSA is funded by RREF.


Soul Shoppe

Soul Shoppe is an independently contracted character education program that support kids by giving them conflict resolution tools that allow them to support each other as allies.  

Soul Shoppe is funded by RREF.


Rainbow Room

To helps student develop self-esteem, self-confidence, stronger social skills, and a positive attitude toward school, our Rainbow Program provides students with extra attention and support, both individually and in small groups, once or twice per week. Our Senior Primary Intervention Para-professional (Lori Young) also provides playground interventions and supports staff with activities and literature on friendship, cultural diversity, social skills, and anti-bullying. 

RREF funds 4.75 hours of this position in addition to 15 District-funded hours.


Clerical Office Assistant & Office Supplies

Our part-time Clerical Office Assistant provides general office support to parents, faculty and students. 

RREF funds 8 hours of this position in addition to the ~12 District-funded hours. 

RREF also funds office duplicating equipment rental and supplies to support all faculty and students.