Pine Valley Elementary


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Faculty & Staff


Sam Kantrowitz
Sam Kantrowitz                

HELLO....My name is Sam Kantrowitz, a.k.a. “Mr. K.” and it’s exciting to be the Principal of Pine Valley Elementary.  I have been in education for over 15 years. I began teaching in Florida, and then moved to Wilmington where I have taught at Williston Middle School, I was an Assistant Principal at Murrayville Elementary, an Assistant Principal at Myrtle Grove Middle and most recently Principal of College Road Early Childhood Center.  I am originally from Pittsburgh, Pa. and “yes” I am a very big Steelers fan and Pirates fan.  I have 3 boys…ages 12, 10, and 3 (who also has the honor of being the first baby born in Wilmington, January 1, 2014) and a baby girl who just turned 1. 

Pine Valley is very proud of all of their Students and Teachers and has enjoyed many successes over the years.  We will continue to grow and have tremendous academic gains.  I am so fortunate to be a part of such an incredible group of teachers, students, and families that make up this wonderful school and I look forward to getting to know all of our families that are a part of this amazing community.  

It is going to be an exciting year with lots of incredible things to learn, creative projects, and new friends to be made.  We are fortunate to have your child(ren) here and cannot wait to see the students showing off all their talents.  As always we encourage you to become an active member of our school community.  Join the PTA, volunteer in the classroom, and most importantly take an active role in your child’s learning.  

If you have questions about anything, please do not hesitate to contact me at anytime… stop by my office, my door is always open.  Get to know the school as well as your child’s teacher.  We are looking forward to an awesome year and we know we are going to soar to new heights.  HAVE A SUPER YEAR AT PINE VALLEY!!!!!

Mandi James

Mandi James
Assistant Principal

Kindergarten Teachers
Sheri Garrison
Kris Williamson
Tracy Osterhout
Stephanie Gould
Marianne Parker
Beverly Nixon
Autumn Brown

First Grade Teachers
Matt Norris
Carolyn Simmons

Second Grade Teachers
Shandi Black

Third Grade Teachers

Morgan Bullard
Timothy Mills



Mary Porter

Fourth Grade Teacher
Lucinda Reece
Donna Hartlaub

Fifth Grade Teachers


Media Coordinator
Art Teacher
Caitlin Hunter
PE Teacher
Music Teacher

Exceptional Children Teachers

IAS Teacher
Debra Milligan
IBS Teacher
Joe Heaphy
IAS Teacher
Joan Wire

Instructional Support

Speech Therapist
Guidance Counselor
Scott Robinette
Social Worker
Instructional Coach
MTSS Coordinator
Miranda Melton
School Psychologist
Laurie Weinkle
Nancy Cotter

Office Staff

Sandra Osborne
Financial Admin Assistant
Olivia Wilson
PowerSchool Data Manager
Nancy Figliolia
Administrative Assistant
LeeAnn Wilcox
Mental Health

Cafeteria Staff

Katie Saunders

Custodial Staff

Perry Lewis
Senior Custodian
Barbara Ford
Dominique Allen
Tonya Sprauve