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Katie Witt
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Principal's Message

Date:  7/22/20

Dear Montevideo Families,

Welcome to the 2020-21 school year!  At Montevideo, we pride ourselves in our strong partnerships with parents and significant relationships with students.  Keeping our schoolwide vision at the forefront of all teaching practices and instructional decisions ensures that all students will achieve and succeed—during COVID-19 and beyond.  Educating the whole child is a priority for the entire community and therefore, our curricular programs reflect a balanced elementary education for all Mustangs.  Here at Montevideo we believe:

  • Every child deserves a free and top-quality education.
  • ALL students can learn when learning is relevant.
  • Curriculum and instruction should provide equity, opportunity, access to higher level thinking and a robust education for all.
  • Social-Emotional learning and well-being, character development and rigorous academics are equally important in preparing our students for secondary school, college and the workforce.
  • Students flourish when education includes art, music, science and social science.
  • Parent participation is key to student success.
  • Education leads to advancement and provides choices for all students.

Even with a remote start to the school year, it is with great enthusiasm I begin my fourth year here at Montevideo.  I feel so fortunate to have the opportunity to nurture and support a dynamic learning community that works collaboratively to strengthen the academic and social achievement of students and the relationship between home, school and community.  Prior to joining the Montevideo team, I served as Assistant Principal at Live Oak Elementary School in the SRVUSD for two years and worked in various teaching positions in both General Education and Special Education for the Brentwood Union School District.  I earned my Master of Science degree in Education with an option in Curriculum and completed my undergraduate coursework at California State University, East Bay.  A commitment to lifelong learning is a pursuit I hope all students at Montevideo will leave here with.
 

I come from a family of educators and feel very fortunate to work and grow in a field I am so passionate about.  When I am not with the Mustangs, I enjoy reading, hiking, crafting, spending time with friends and loved ones, and eating out at delicious new restaurants (when safely open again).

I look forward to collaborating with parents, staff, and community leaders to support our students in setting and reaching personal goals, forming meaningful friendships and relationships, and achieving academic excellence.  Here’s to a successful school year!  Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns or feedback. 

Go Mustangs! 

Katie Witt

Principal