Administrative Philosophy

Administrative Philosophy
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Mrs. Arnold-DeHay
Principal

Dear La Patera Families,

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! I hope you have had the opportunity to relax over the summer and are ready to start the new school year. I am excited to join the La Patera team this year and work together to serve our school community.
A little information about myself as an introduction…I have been fortunate to serve in the field of education for 19 years. During that time I have served as a special education teacher and administrator for the K-8 Autism and Special Education Preschool Programs, Head Start/State Preschool teacher, elementary school teacher, and administrator in the elementary school setting. My educational background includes a Master of Special Education and a Master of Organizational Leadership. I recently completed doctoral program coursework and am working on completing a dissertation on the topic of Professional Learning Communities.
My educational philosophy is simple, ALL students can learn and as an educator my mission is to inspire, support, and guide ALL students to be successful life long learners.
I look forward to a great year filled with opportunities to learn from each other and as a result make our school community stronger!

Go Tigers!

Sonia Arnold-DeHay
Principal
La Patera Elementary
Goleta Union School District

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