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Principal's Corner 2019-20

I am excited to introduce myself as the new principal of Stephen C. Foster Elementary School. I feel very fortunate to be a part of this school community and to support the Foster students and the families. As your new principal, it is my mission to motivate, encourage, and lead each and every member of our school including students, educators, parent-partners, community-based partners, and life-long learners into places of continual excellence. 

I have been an educator at CUSD for the last 22 years. I worked as a K- 5 teacher for 18 years, district specialist for 2 years, and district administrator for 2 years, but acting as a child advocate has always been my most important job. I view education as a life-long process and expect that I will continue to learn much about Foster this year and in the years to come. I am excited to unite my experience, my openness to learn, and my child-centered approach to support our students.    

I also want to take this opportunity to introduce you to our new Assistant Principal, Ms. Maria Sanchez.  Ms. Sanchez's expertise and knowledge after years of working in the district will be a great asset to our Foster family. Ms. Sanchez will be dividing her time between Foster and King Elementary School. Welcome to Foster Ms. Sanchez!  

Students are at the center of all school-related decisions. Every student deserves a quality education and that only happens when the school community, staff, faculty, families and administration work together for the best interest of the students. With that in mind, I will be calling on the entire Foster community to work as a united force in order to best serve our children. I vow to give our students my all, and make every effort to help your child reach his/her fullest potential. Together we will continue to move Foster Elementary School through a positive present and toward a strong future.  

 Finally, please remember that my door is always open to you. I sincerely welcome your conversation and input during this year. Let us keep our students as the primary focus of our work. I can’t wait to celebrate our collective successes during the 2019-2020 school year. 

Go Eagles! 

Sincerely,   

Maria Alejandra Monroy 
Principal