Our Team

Cathy Laxague - District and SVHS Secretary

Business Office

Cathy has lived in and around Surprise Valley for almost 50 years and is a 1980 graduate of SVHS! She has served as the District and High School secretary for the last 12 years. Before coming to us, she held a myriad of jobs in the Valley ranging from Secretary/Bookkeeper/Co-owner of the Surprise Valley Lumber Company to serving as an Instructional Aide at the SV Elementary School.
Cathy says the thing she likes best about working in her current position is that "we have a truly great bunch of kids who attend our District"!

Robin Teuscher - Business Manager

Business Office

Robin is a long-time resident of Modoc County, having lived here for 23 years. For the last 9 years, Robin has served as the Business Manager for Surprise Valley Joint Unified School District. Previously, Robin served as the Secretary for Surprise Valley Elementary School.Robin says the thing she likes best about working for the District is working with a great staff!

Janelle Anderson - District Superintendent

Business Office

Janelle began teaching in the district in 2003.  After completing her master’s degree in 2006 she became the teaching principal a Surprise Valley Elementary School.  She is currently serving as district superintendent and elementary school principal.  The best part about working in the district is working with a dedicated staff, hard working students and a supportive community.