Alta Vista Elementary School

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Welcome to Alta Vista School!
 
I am so excited about my 2nd year at Alta Vista Elementary School.  We've had a "heroic" start, and I am so impressed with our students (and their families). We have a fabulous teaching staff who constantly seek new ways to make school exciting and relevant  for  our students.  We have an impressive number of teacher leaders, who are at the forefront of teaching the Common Core standards, and ensuring that our students are both challenged with rigor and excited by the information presented.  When you visit our campus, you understand why Alta Vista truly exemplifies a strong home and school partnership. We value and welcome the many families who are visibly dedicated to supporting our students in a myriad of ways. They donate thousands of volunteer hours by working in the classrooms, in the library, organizing activities, serving on school-wide committees, chaperoning field trips and supporting our "fun" raising activities.
 
I am in my 23rd year of education, 16th in administration.  I can't believe how time has flown by, but even more "wow'd" by the number of students that have made an impression on me, and shaped who I am today.
 
Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, regarding you or your child.  My door is open, and I will get back to you via email as quickly as I can.

Looking forward to a wonderful year,
Joy Shmueli, Principal
shmuelij@unionsd.org