• I feel so honored and very grateful to be given the opportunity to start my fourth year with the Lompoc Unified School District as Crestview Elementary's Principal for the second year. I have much respect and high regard for the military, as I am a daughter of a retired military father. My dad was Captain in the Navy Reserves serving 31 years, and a Colonel in the Army National Guard, serving 7 years. We lived on the Navy Base in Honolulu, Hawaii, for three years when I was a young child. I really enjoy the strong sense of community and family that the military base provides.

    My 20 years in elementary education include teaching all grades, Kindergarten through sixth. I have also been the Induction Coordinator for the Simi Valley Unified School District and Mentor/Field Base Supervisor for new teachers. I have led many Professional Development workshops for teachers and taught credential candidates at UCSB, writing strategies. Several years ago I was here at Crestview as the Academic Dean and in the 2017-2018 school year I was the Assistant Principal at Vandenberg Middle School.

    I believe all students can learn, and learning comes through our mistakes as well as our successes. We are all on this journey called, “life” and I am blessed to be on the road with you here at Crestview. I am looking forward to another great year together, and having a positive impact on every student!

    You can email me at nagel.christine@lusd.org

    or call 805-742-2050