As the new principal of Vista del Lago High School, I consider it an honor and a privilege to have been selected to serve the students, staff, and educational community of the Moreno Valley Unified School District. Less than one month has transpired since I joined the talented and dynamic administrative staff which was already in place and, in such a short time, I have learned that Vista del Lago is a wonderful school, brimming with potential.
I have witnessed a phenomenal teaching staff, most of whom volunteer countless hours outside of their work day to tutor students in need of academic assistance. We can also boast about a classified staff which goes above and beyond daily duties to accomplish tasks which must be done to ensure that the business of educating students proceeds in safety and without interruption. In addition to staff members, we are honored to have a large contingent of active parents in the community who serve with various councils and organizations to support our efforts.
Finally, I must comment on the wonderful students who attend Vista del Lago High School. I am so pleased that so many students have welcomed me so warmly to their “home away from home.” I have observed students working diligently in classrooms, actively in ASB, proudly at athletic events, and enthusiastically at school activities. Students are working hard in Credit Recovery classes and with dignity as student representatives on our School Site Council and at the Moreno Valley Unified School Board Meetings. The caliber of students attending VdLHS is very high and I can already tell we are well on our way to championship performance in all endeavors.
As stated so succinctly in our Mission statement, it is clear that a Culture of Excellence already exists here. As the newest principal at this site, it is my goal to work with the students, parents, faculty, and staff members to stay true to the ongoing Vision: To continue the Collaborative Culture of excellence through academic rigor, instructional best practices and technology so that all students can apply academic knowledge, critical thinking, and communication skills to their future lives in the global community.
I, most humbly, welcome this great opportunity to continue the wonderful work which has already begun here and I promise to dedicate every effort to the educational success of our students at Vista del Lago High School!