Principal's Welcome Message

  •     Paul Kraft, Principal  Mr. Kraft and Luka  

    Welcome to Hope View Elementary School, a truly amazing school in the Ocean View School District.  Our vision at Hope View is to inspire a passion for learning in every single student. 

    The 2018-2019 school year will be an exciting year for Hope View School as we build on our many successes and continue to enhance our signature practices with new and innovative ways of teaching and learning.  Hope View is well known for our dedicated staff who deliver high quality instruction with a focus on student engagement and authentic literacy.  We are also proud of our positive character trait education including instruction, modeling, and reinforcing, in every classroom and throughout campus on a daily basis.  Along with challenging instruction, setting high expectations and encouraging every student to do his or her best, our diligent Hope View staff provides a learning environment that educates our Hawks to be safe, responsible and respectful individuals.   

    Our highly supportive Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) works relentlessly as we continue to increase our students’ access to relevant technology, music, art, and afterschool opportunities.  We hope you will join our PTO, sign up to volunteer in the classroom, and attend the multitude of school and family events we have planned this year.  We will see you around campus.

    I graduated from Long Beach State University in 1990 and received my teaching credential in 1994.  I began my teaching career in the Bellflower Unified School District, teaching sixth grade for three years.   I then taught in the Cypress School District as an elementary school teacher and instructional coach from 1997 until 2014 while earning my Master’s Degree and School Administrator’s Credential from California State University, Dominguez Hills.  I became an administrator in the Capistrano Unified School District serving as a principal from 2014 to 2016.  In 2016, I had the wonderful opportunity to join OVSD, where I am honored to serve as the principal of Hope View Elementary School.  

    Paul Kraft


    Hope View Elementary School