August 30, 2014
Dear Monte Vista Parents,
As you know, Principal Paulina Jacobs retired in June after many years serving the students of MonteVista. It is my privilege to be the new principal of Monte Vista Elementary School. I look forward to meeting each ofyou and your children as together we work as a team with teachers and staff toprepare your children for college and careers.
I have been honored to be amember of the Santa Ana Unified School District since 1996. I began as a classroom teacher, receivedNational Board Certification, and for the past four years have served as anelementary school administrator. I am a proud parent to two wonderful childrenthat are college graduates and both living in Los Angeles.
It is a very exciting and dynamic time in education; Common Core State Standards that emphasize communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity; and the addition of 21st century technology as a learning tool to personalize learning and engage the learner; offer our students wonderful educational opportunities. The outstanding staff of Monte Vista is excited to offer these experiences to your children and I know your children will be excited and engaged in learning everyday.
I look forward to meeting each of you as together, we offer your children the key to their future.
Together We Are Better
Monte Vista Elementary
History of Name
Monte Vista is Spanish for "mountain view"
Date the school was first built
Making Mustang History
It is with grateful appreciation that we recognize the commitment to excellence in educating and touching the lives of hundreds of students during her teaching career from 1956 - 2001. For this reason and many others Diana May Overn is one of Monte Vista's Stars!