With great pleasure, I write this to you as the incoming principal of Live Oak Elementary School. It is truly an honor to become a part of the Live Oak family and community. Even though I have only had limited interactions with the faculty and parents thus far, I can already tell that it is a unique and special place that I am incredibly excited to become a part of.
I come to you with 16 years of experience as an educator; however I come from a family of educators, so I have been around this profession all of my life. I spent 14 years teaching 4th and 5th grade in Lodi Unified. Most recently I have served as a Vice Principal at Ellerth E. Larson Elementary.
This summer, I spent time working with Mrs. Nuss and other district colleagues to ensure a smooth transition. I will get to know our building, our community, and familiarize myself with the unique needs of our school. I believe wholeheartedly that every student deserves a quality education, which only happens when the school and the families work together for the best interests of our children. With that in mind, I will be calling on all of our faculty, staff, and parents to work as a team so we can best serve our children.
I am truly honored to be given this opportunity and look forward to immersing myself completely in our school and our community. I believe my main responsibility is to put our teachers in the best possible position to succeed, as they will in turn put our children in the best possible position to succeed. I look forward to meeting all of you and please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns, or ideas you would like to share.
Mrs. Sarah Santana