Meet the Specialists
     Photo of 4 Specialists
    Top (L to R): Mrs. Pilling, Dr. Spring 
    Bottom (L to R): Mrs. Dotson, Mrs. Coffman 
    Vicki V. Pilling, M.A.,  Education Specialist
    I have been teaching since 1984. I attended San Diego State earning my bachelors in Speech Pathology and Audiology in 1981. I then attended Point Loma Nazarene University earning my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential followed by obtaining my Learning Handicapped and Communication Handicapped Credentials with a Masters in Education from University of San Diego.  At the onset of my career I taught Kindergarten followed by the last 35 years teaching children with learning differences. It is an honor to work with such a highly qualified group of educators! Please feel free to contact me at vickipilling@sbsd.net. 
    Martin Spring, Ph.D., School Psychologist
    This is my fifth year at Solana Santa Fe, but my 44th in education.  I earned a bachelor's degree in Psychology, a master's in Marriage, Family, Child Counseling, and a master's and doctorate in Educational Psychology. In the P-12 setting, I have experience as a teacher, counselor, school psychologist, and administrator.  In the college and university setting, I have experience as an instructor, advisor/counselor, learning disability specialist, and administrator. I'm excited to be able to work with the students and staff of Solana Santa Fe.  I'm here on Wednesdays, Thursdays and alternating Fridays.  You can reach me at martinspring@sbsd.net
    Hanni Dotson, M.A., Education Specialist
    This is my fifth year at SSF. I have a Mild/Moderate Education Specialist credential, a Secondary Social Science credential, an Autism Authorization, and a Masters in Teaching.  My past experience includes teaching English, History, Math, and Academic Support at the high school level, as well as Adapted Physical Education at the elementary level. I'm looking forward to another great year in a wonderful community!  Please feel free to contact me at hannidotson@sbsd.net
    Kristin Coffman, M.A., CCC-SLP
    This is my fourth year at Solana Santa Fe. I attended the University of Colorado earning my bachelors in Speech-Language and Hearing Sciences and Psychology. I then attended the University of North Carolina-Greensboro earning my Masters in Communication Sciences and Disorders. I am excited to be part of Solana Santa Fe Elementary! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions at kristincoffman@sbsd.net