Phone: 951-296-5579 x 3031


Degrees and Certifications:

Teaching Credentials: PE (Cal Baptist), Multiple Subject, Learning Handicapped (UCR), Certifications: SDAIE, Autism, Pro-Act.

Mr. Sonny Lazo

Personal: I spent my childhood in the Philippines, teenaged years in Honolulu, adult years in Riverside and Temecula. I married Robin Lyn Raskin on Thanksgiving Day, 2015. I have been blessed with 3 adult children and two step-daughters. I've been a pastor at Atria Park at Vintage Hills Senior Community for the past 15 years. My interests include Bible study at Harveston Lake, trips to the beach and the mountains, and MMA (Mixed Martial Arts). My dream vacation would be to visit Israel.

Professional: I received my BS in PE and Teaching Credential from California Baptist University and my Learning Handicap Credential from UCR. I've been teaching for 34 years, with 28 spent in Special Education. I've been with TVUSD for 21 years, with the past 15 here at Barnett.

Educational Philosophy: I believe that almost all wrong behavior is rooted in wrong relationships. My motto is: Kids don't care how much I know until they know how much I care. Being loved is the greatest motivator for change and building bridges is the first step.

Trust and Teamwork: Optimum personal and academic success come only through daily home-school commuication and unwavering parent-teacher partnership. Because trust and bridge-building are important to me, I provide each parent with my personal cell number.

Gratitude: Parents, thank you for entrusting your child to me. I have been blessed with a caring, compassionate and competent staff to support me and student learning. We are confident everyone in room 31 will have a highly fruitful school year.