Dear Manzanita Elementary FamiliesI am truly honored to be your new Superintendent/Principal. I am looking forward to working closely with all of you this year and I know together we will accomplish great things for the benefit of each child in our school.
We believe education provides opportunity. We are committed to giving our students the foundational skills and knowledge needed to give them as many options as possible when they graduate from high school. We believe that students must be challenged with rigorous coursework and opportunities to think critically to solve problems.
At Manzanita, we value risk taking and perseverance while emphasizing academic achievement through collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking. Our focus is building the mindset for learning that supports students in becoming resilient, flexible and entrepreneurial learners ready to tackle the technological demands of our current world. We provide a variety of learning opportunities that, when appropriate, utilize technology as a tool for learning and student engagement. We strive to create learning spaces across our school that foster the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth of each of our students. As a learning community, we value and expect consideration and respect for others, empathy, responsibility, initiative, resourcefulness, and self-advocacy.
One of the many amazing things that sets Manzanita apart from other schools is our active parent support and involvement. Parent participation is a key component to student success and we encourage each and every parent to become a part of our community in some way. We take great pride in the strong partnerships we have with our families. Together, we work as a team to ensure that our Manzanita Mustangs develop to their fullest potential and become entrepreneurial learners ready to make a difference in the world!Manzanita is a truly special and amazing place. Please feel free to contact me as we work together to continue the solid traditions of the Manzanita Elementary School District. Thanks for visiting our website.