Dear Lompoc Valley Middle School Team,


    It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I step into becoming a member of the LVMS community! I am truly honored to be selected for this position as assistant principal and am looking forward to positively impacting every student's academic performance, social-emotional development, and overall middle school experience, every single day. I feel truly blessed to be part of the leadership at the same middle school that I attended and the same middle school my parents attended.


    I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to the LVMS family. I have lived in Lompoc all of my life and attended elementary, middle, and high school here. I am married and I have 3 sons, Tanner (freshman in college), Walker (11th grade), and Garrett (8th grade).  My educational experiences in this district inspired me to pursue the teaching profession. I graduated from Cal Poly State University SLO with a degree in Agriculture Education, and then from Brandman University with a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. I have spent most of my career as an elementary school teacher, had the amazing opportunity to be the district’s Model Technology Teacher being the first teacher to implement 1:1 technology integration, served as the principal at Crestview Elementary School on VAFB, and worked alongside many talented, dedicated educators over the years. Deciding to become an administrator came from a strong desire to make a positive impact on an entire school community as well as the desire to help build the capacity of teachers and students as we continue to work hard to keep up with the constant changes in our world. It takes a team to raise a child. Parents, teachers, support staff, community and administration all play a part in helping our students meet and exceed our expectations of them. As your assistant principal, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors-staff, students, and parents- is excited to be here! This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, creative, and nurturing environment. I am looking forward to meeting each and every one of you as the school year progresses. You will find that my door is always open and I am always here to support you in any possible way.  Go Falcons!!!!


    Candice Grossi

    Assistant Principal

    Lompoc Valley Middle School

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