1411 West Diamond Valley Dr
Saint George, Utah 84770
T: 435.574.2009
F: 435.574.2013


Support Staff

Michele D’Avignon : Counselor

Michele D’Avignon | Counselor

My Email: michele.davignon@washk12.org

I am so excited to be the new counselor at Diamond Valley Elementary School and cannot wait to learn more about the students. I have been teaching at Lava Ridge Intermediate School in Santa Clara since 2006. During my time there, I had the pleasure of teaching 6th grade language arts, social studies, math support, and study skills for special education, English as a Second Language (ESL), and at-risk students. I graduated from Dixie State University in Elementary Education with an endorsement in ESL in 2007. I went on to get my Special Education license from Southern Utah University in 2009. I was the ESL coordinator at Lava Ridge for three years, and I taught the ESL endorsement class for educators in the district for two years. But my greatest desire was to counsel students who needed extra assistance at school. In 2015, I began my Master's degree in Psychology with an emphasis in School Counseling at Utah State University. Along with being the counselor in Diamond Valley on Tuesdays and Fridays, I counsel students at Enterprise Elementary on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. On Tuesday and Thursday nights, I teach an English class for adults who are learning English as another language at Southwest Adult High School in St. George. If that was not enough...I am working on getting certified to be a screener for students who are dyslexic. This does not leave a lot of free time for my two children. My son, Robert, is a senior this year at Snow Canyon High School, and my daughter, Sophia, is in 9th grade at Snow Canyon Middle School. I enjoy hiking with my best friend and hanging out with family and friends. I look forward to work with your students this year!

Alva Jones : Head Kitchen Staff

Alva Jones | Head Kitchen Staff

My Email: alva.jones@washk12.org

Jody Carter : Kitchen Staff / Special Ed Aide

Jody Carter | Kitchen Staff / Special Ed Aide

My Email: jody.carter@washk12.org

JoAnn Balen : Reading Aide

JoAnn Balen | Reading Aide

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Jennie Lecheminant : Special Ed Aide

Jennie Lecheminant | Special Ed Aide

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Kim Thomas : Head Custodian

Kim Thomas | Head Custodian

My Email: kim.thomas@washk12.org

Kris Cleveland : Custodian

Kris Cleveland | Custodian

My Email: kris.cleveland@washk12.org

Dalia Wilhite : Reading Aide

Dalia Wilhite | Reading Aide

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My very own children inspired me to help Diamond Valley Elementary. I love to be around and work with children especially those that need extra help. I know when I was a child, I was a slow learner and that is what has inspired me to help and understand where these children are coming from. While I had the privilege of being a stay home mother of two wonderful boys, I decided to help out in their classrooms and stay connected with them, their teachers, and peers. In 2009, I started volunteering at Diamond Valley Elementary in my son's classrooms and helped PTVO until 2015-2016 school year, when  I was elected Treasurer of the PTVO board. Then the following year, I was elected PTVO President and found out that Diamond Valley Elementary had an opening as a Paraprofessional Aide. I was so excited to get hired and started teaching P.E. It has been a great four years and I've had a lot of fun getting to be a part of every student here at Diamond Valley Elementary. My personal interests are of course spending time with my two sons and we love to go camping, hiking, to the ocean and lakes, and I love reading. 

Contact Us

1411 W. Diamond Valley Dr.
St. George, Utah  84770
T: 435-579-2009
F: 435-574-2013