Hello Westmont Families,
My name is Diana Bianco, and I am both excited and honored to be your new principal. I am looking forward to getting to know the Westmont students, parents and staff in the 23-24 school year. A little about myself is that I have been married to my husband Michael for 28 years, and we have two grown children. Our daughter, Arliana (24) is working as an international marketing specialist for a cosmetic company and our son, Anthony (20) is starting his junior year at Chapman University, where he is studying business. We are also parents to 3 very spoiled dogs. In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors, spending time with my family, and, believe it or not, working, because I have a passion for what I do.
My background in education spans over 30 years. After receiving a BA in Liberal Studies with a Communication Minor and a K-12 Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from California State University of Long Beach, I started working in ABC Unified School District as an elementary school teacher. I then became a program coordinator where I worked with the staff to transform our campus into a visual and performing arts magnet school. While attending the University of LaVerne, where I earned my Masters in Education and my Administrative Services Credential, I obtained a position as an elementary assistant principal for which I held 4 years. I was then hired by Centralia Elementary School District and served as an elementary principal for 6 years. Following my tenure as a principal, I took a break from full-time employment to be a mom, but continued working in education at Brea Olinda Unified School District in various capacities. When I decided to return to full-time employment, I went back into the classroom as a teacher, then as a K-12 Program Interventionist at the district level, where I worked to implement systems for intervention and plan for professional development.
This next step in my journey at Ocean View School District has already started out so positive. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to spend some time on the Westmont campus prior to the end of the school year, where I met the staff, learned more about the VAPA program, visited classrooms and most importantly talked with the students. It gave me great pleasure to have such a warm welcome. I can tell already that Westmont is a school that cultivates positivity and builds relationships that promote student growth. I look forward to continuing to move the school forward in making students feel safe, valued and respected and allowing them the opportunities to grow academically, socially and behaviorally. I am eager to learn more about the wonderful things that are already happening at Westmont and I am proud to be the leader of this wonderful school.
Mrs. Diana Bianco
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”- Helen Keller.
The Ocean View School District Governing Board desires to provide a positive work environment where employees and job applicants are free from harassment and are assured of equal access and opportunities in accordance with law. The Ocean View School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of color, race, religion, ancestry, natural origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or the perception of one or more of such characteristics, gender, marital or parental status, pregnancy, genetic information, military and veteran status, ethnic group identification, mental or physical disability in its educational programs, activities, or recruitment and employment. All communication, with the exception of the Edjoin process, should be directed through the Human Resources Offices of Ocean View School District. Any applicant who attempts to directly contact the site Principal, department Director, Board Member(s) or any staff member with the intent of influencing the outcome of the hiring process will be disqualified from candidacy for this position. No Person shall be denied employment solely because of impairment which is unrelated to the ability to engage in activities involved in the position(s) or program for which application has been made. It is the responsibility of the applicant to notify the employer of any necessary modifications to the job or work site in order to determine whether the employer can reasonable accommodate any known disability. Applicants who anticipate needing special accommodations or who have questions about physical access may contact Janet Worley at (714) 847-2551 ext. 1410 for information regarding the arrangements for accommodations. The Ocean View School District is a tobacco-free, drug-free environment. Link for employees: Uniform Complaint Policy or Sexual Harassment. Link for students: Uniform Complaint Policy or Sexual Harassment Policy.
Contact for Equity, Non-Discrimination and Title IX: Reagan Headrick, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources (714) 847-2551 Ext. 1411
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