August 27, 2018
I feel so honored and blessed to be given the opportunity to start my third year with the Lompoc Unified School District as Crestview Elementary Interim Principal. This is my 20th year in education and I am excited to begin this next chapter as the Principal of the school on Vandenberg Air Force base. 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 years in 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. A few years ago I was here at Crestview as the Academic Dean and last 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 grateful to be on the road with you here at Crestview. I am looking forward to a great year together, getting to know every child and adult that comes on campus.