I feel so honored and blessed to be given the opportunity to start my 5th year with the Lompoc Unified School District and 3rd year as the Crestview Elementary Principal. This is my 22nd year in education and I am excited to continue 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. At the start of my career in Lompoc, I was here at Crestview as the Academic Dean and the year after that, 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 another great year together, getting to know every child and adult that comes on campus, or through the live Zoom lessons, and Zoom meetings that we might have.