Dearest Vista Family,
It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead Vista Charter Middle School as your new Principal and cannot wait to start this journey with you and your family.
After serving for 15 years in education, I am thrilled to be part of Vista Charter where family members are engaged, visible and an integral component of our school community. Having served here as Assistant Principal for two years, I am privileged to lead a dynamic community where teachers and staff foster an environment that allows students to achieve and believe in themselves and their school.
Along with our staff, I am eager to continue to build on all the work we’ve done and the successes we’ve accomplished. Last year we made a commitment to transform the school experience and implemented Kagan Strategies to support student engagement in all classrooms. Our Way of Council program was strengthened through student-led councils, our Council with Coach program and the establishment of our Council Committee. This year, I look forward to the implementation of a new Science curriculum along with Project Lead the Way, a STEM curriculum that will help our students develop real-world 21st century skills!
We are proud of our rich curriculum and our strong instructional program. Student achievement continues to be our focus and we continually strive to improve the quality of instruction for all of our students. If at any moment you feel like we are not meeting this expectation, do not hesitate to reach out. My door is always open!
Looking forward to a great 2017-2018 school year!
Karen S. Amaya