From the Desk of the Principal:
Welcome to Dos Caminos Elementary, a 2017 recipient of the California Association of Bilingual Education Seal of Excellence Award! This award recognizes Dos Caminos for its vision of biliteracy, its commitment toward educational excellence for all students and its focus on providing students with the skills they will need to be successful in the 21 st century.
It is with great honor that I continue to serve this superb Dual Immersion School and its community as the principal! I have a Master's Degree in Educational Administration with an emphasis on School Leadership, a BCLAD and Single-Subject Mathematics Credential from California State University, Long Beach. I have been serving in education since 1985 when I began my career as a teacher's assistant. In my 17 years as a classroom teacher, I
taught at both the elementary level and the secondary level, teaching everything from Kindergarten to Algebra at both the Middle and High School levels. Prior to joining Palmdale School District as Assistant Principal of Los Amigos Dual Immersion School in 2015, I served as a Mathematics Instructional Coach, Long-term English Language Learner Instructional Coach, Title One Coordinator, Assistant Principal and District Math Coordinator for Los Angeles.
I feel very proud to be part of an educational team that believes in every child's ability to learn and thrive in a supportive and caring learning environment. Each day at school your child will be supported academically, socially and emotionally, through a variety of focused, engaging and relevant experiences that meet the unique needs of each student. At Dos Caminos, we are committed to providing a well-rounded educational foundation for students so that they are prepared and ready to compete in today’s global society.
Given my own personal experiences as an English Language Learner, I feel very fortunate to be part of a district that promises to provide all students with an opportunity for STEAM and Dual Immersion as early as kindergarten- really letting our students explore, discover and learn how languages work.
I look forward to the 2017-2018 school year with great enthusiasm and excitement! Please do not hesitate to contact me directly, with celebrations and concerns; your input, as always is greatly appreciated.