Principal's Welcome Message
Dear Golden View families,
It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the newly appointed Principal of Golden View Elementary School for the 2018-2019 school year. I am thrilled to begin the new school year at Golden View, and look forward to meeting students, staff, parents, and community members. I have already had the opportunity to meet several of you, and your Golden Pride has been such a wonderful thing to experience. It is obvious that this school is a unique place.
As we begin our adventure as an Environmental Science School we are looking forward to enriching students’ opportunities to learn from and enjoy the 2.5 acre farm. My vision is to provide hands-on opportunities for students to engage in solution-based projects and to offer students experiences that will incorporate environmental science into a variety of curricular areas. Spread the word about the amazing things happening here at Golden View and spread it proudly! Our staff is excited to make this program great! I am so happy to be a part of it and to have all of you as my Golden View family.
Now, for a little bit about myself. I started my career in education as a classroom teacher at Clegg Elementary School in the neighboring Westminster School District, where I taught for 16 years and then became the district’s elementary English Learner Instructional Support Specialist. I began my administrative journey with the Capistrano Unified School District, where I served as an Elementary Assistant Principal for two years. I am now elated to bring my skills as an educational leader to your son/daughter’s school and to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success.
As I make this important transition to Golden View, I am aware of the anticipation and eagerness that accompanies new leadership in any organization. It is expected and understandable. I know that change can provoke both excitement and anxiety. It is my goal to spend my first several months learning about our school. I eagerly anticipate getting to know the Golden community, and learning about your hopes and dreams for our school. I believe that genuine collaboration fosters ownership of a rich school culture. Supporting our kids to do well at school, and in their personal lives, is the center of the work we do as a school family. I am honored to have been selected to serve you, and I will work hard to gain your trust and respect as the Golden View principal.
Please feel free to stop in and introduce yourself to me. I will be in and out of the building throughout the month of August. I hope all of you are enjoying some quality time together this summer with your precious families. I look forward to meeting you and expanding my school family at Golden View Elementary School!
Principal, Golden View Elementary School
* The first day of school is Wednesday, September 5th at 8:00 a.m. and dismissal will be at 12:20 p.m.