Joanne Rhee

Virginia Sun

Mrs. Sun grew up right here in sunny Santa Barbara.  She attended Mountain View Elementary School, Goleta Valley Junior High, and Dos Pueblos High School.  For college, she ventured up the 101 to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where she earned both her degree in liberal studies and her teaching credential.

Mrs. Sun and her husband live in the sleepy little town of Buellton along with their five-year-old twins. Although Buellton is known for its split pea soup, Mrs. Sun prefers to know it as the town where Pickleball began in the valley. She plays several times a week! Her twins attend a forest school which takes place completely outdoors. They rotate locations all around the valley including Lake Cachuma and Figueroa Mountain.

Mrs. Sun’s sixteen years (twelve of them at Isla Vista) teaching in GUSD somehow doesn’t qualify her as the longest-tenured IV School employee in her family as her mother served as IV’s school office manager for 25 years.  They were on the same campus together for eleven years.  Along with her deep roots in the IV School community, Mrs. Sun appreciates the professionalism of the staff and the diverse student population.

Morgan Senzamici

Mr. Senzamici is a Santa Barbara native who loves taking advantage of all that our area has to offer. He is an avid hiker and cyclist, who loves to get lost on his motorcycle or mountain bike loaded up with camping gear. He has two children who attend Isla Vista elementary, and has been known to (unfortunately) bring his dad jokes into the classroom.

“Mr. S” has his master’s degree in education technology, and utilizes an array of technology in innovative ways to help make his students global 21st century learners and citizens. He also has several clubs he maintains throughout the year such as cardboard engineering, technology disassemblers, bicycle maintenance, and more. Mr Senzamici is the coordinator for the UCSB tutoring program that pairs Isla Vista kids with UCSB students, as well as the coordinator for the student run annual Rummage Sale fundraiser at IV.