Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year!
Welcome to Star View Elementary School, A California Distinguished School and the newest GATE Magnet School in the Ocean View School District. I am Paul Kraft, and I’m honored to serve as the new principal of Star View, where we “Shine Together with Awesome Results.” This is sure to be an exciting year as we enhance our award winning school programs with GATE instruction, continue our relationship with the Anaheim Ducks S.C.O.R.E. program, and focus on the performing arts.
I look forward to working with the exceptional Star View staff, and getting to know each and every student and family. I’m a firm believer that each child has many unique talents, and working together, we can help all of our students reach their potential. This year Star View will participate in many educational events and festivals, further enriching the learning experiences of our talented students. Please join us at Star View by volunteering, or coming in to visit our wonderful school.
I graduated from California State University, Long Beach (where my daughter recently graduated) and returned to earn 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 administrator 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 the OVSD team, and am excited to begin my sixth year as a school principal.