O.V. Elementary School

Meet the Teachers


Gerrie Rodenburg – TK/Kindergarten

Hi! My name is Gerrie Rodenburg. I have been teaching for 16 years – in Bakersfield, Independence, Lone Pine, Olancha, and Bridgeport. My family and I moved to Independence in 1991 – my children all attended Owens Valley School. I’m so excited to be teaching here at OV!


Courtnee Sinhlapasai– 1st/2nd Grade

Hello! My name is Courtnee Sinhlapasai and this is my 5th year teaching. I moved to the Eastern Sierras last December and was teaching in San Diego beforehand. I am originally from Washington State and absolutely love the outdoors. I hope to teach my students to be kind, to help out in our community and to be critical thinkers. 


Allison Peeler – 3rd/4th Grade

Allison has been living in the Eastern Sierra for the past 4 years.  She is excited about the opportunity to share her environmental education skills with her 2nd/ 3rd grade students and she looks forward to a year of memorable learning moments.  She is most interested in instilling a sense of responsible citizenship and enthusiasm for learning in her students. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, cooking and participating in local theater.