Mr. Tim Dignan, Principal

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Mr. Tim Mann, Assistant Principal

Assistant Principal
  • Mr. Tim Dignan is proud to be the Principal and Director of the Sparkman Alternative Education Center including Rancho Vista High School, the Susan H. Nelson School and the Temecula Valley Adult School. 

    Prior to holding this position, he served as the principal at Rancho Elementary School, Temecula Luiseno Elementary School and as an assistant principal at Great Oak High School.  Before moving to administration, he was a science teacher at the secondary level. 

    In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Mr. Dignan has also coached basketball at the youth, high school and college levels.  He and his wife have three young adult children, Seth, Kolby, and Kelsey.  Mr. Dignan’s current hobbies include traveling with his family, and an occasional round of golf. 






  • I have been in Temecula area since I was in middle school. I love this area. I love playing sports, being active and spending time with my family. I have 5 brothers and sisters along with 19 nieces and nephews. My wife and I currently live in Temecula and are foster parents to a beautiful baby boy. I graduated from BIOLA University where I played Lacrosse and studied Kinesiology. I started my professional life in Medical Sales and after a while I realized it wasn't my passion. Soon after I decided to go back to school and become a teacher. This quickly became my passion in life. I love helping students and people achieve and grow beyond what they thought possible.