Hello Rio Vista Families,
It is both an honor and privilege to be joining your team as the incoming principal of Rio Vista
Elementary School. I know of the heroic work you all do day in and day out, and I am incredibly
excited to join you in this work. To say that the past 15 months have been challenging is quite an
understatement, but I am convinced that wonderful days are ahead for us all.
I have served in various capacities in the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District since
2006. For the past three years, I have been the assistant principal at Valadez Middle School
Academy. Before that, I served at Valencia High School as an ELD and AVID teacher for 12
years, including several years as AVID Coordinator. In addition, I served as head coach for both
Cross Country and Track & Field. During my time there, I also developed professional working
proficiency in Spanish. My 15 years of experience serving our Title 1 community has filled me
with a passion to serve others and an unwavering belief that ALL students can achieve success
when provided high expectations in a nurturing environment.
On a personal note, I am a proud Anaheim resident, where I live with my wife, Lori, and our
two children (my son Locke is 17, and my daughter Layne is 14). They attend Valencia High
School and Parkview right here in PYLUSD. We love enjoying “nerdy” things together as a
family, and camping by the beach at least once a year is a family tradition!
I would especially like to thank Mr. Cabrera for his steady leadership of Rio Vista over the past
10 years and all he has done to make the school thrive. I am ready to work together to ensure a
smooth transition for all. Rio Vista Elementary School is an incredible place and I feel
privileged to become part of your school community.
Humbly and with gratitude,
Rio Vista Elementary Principal