Doing Whatever It Takes!


Dear Mount View Families,

Welcome to Mount View!  We are a caring and committed learning community and our highest priority is to do “whatever it takes” to ensure that your child experiences a quality education.   Everyone is welcome and valued here at Mount View Elementary School.  

This is my first year at Mount View and I have returned to Washington State after living in California for a few years.  I am very happy to be back in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and very excited to be the new Principal here at Mount View. I am an experienced educator and taught for many years before moving into administration.  I am the proud mother of four adult children, two grandchildren and I have one more grandchild on the way.  When I am not at work, I ride my horse, run, garden, read, and travel whenever I can.  This year I hope to add salsa dancing and painting to my list of hobbies.  

There is plenty to be proud of here at Mount View.  Our academic program is strong as we work to meet the learning needs of each student.  We are focused on instructional strategies that allow each student to access the curriculum and progress academically.  We have a well- rounded program designed to meet the needs of the whole child.  There is a strong emphasis on literacy and math as well as science and technology.  We also value the arts and know they engage students and increase the ability to learn. Our teachers attend professional development throughout the year to increase their own capacity as teachers and model continual learning for their students.  

We know that all students learn in their own way and some experience barriers to progressing academically.  Our staff uses assessment data and classroom observations to determine whether or not their students are working at grade level.  If not, we continue to assess and determine what barriers are making learning more difficult in order to provide strategic and intensive interventions. If you believe your child is working below grade level, please talk with your classroom teacher.  There are many ways you can support our work here at school with your child at home. Together we can make a great impact on the academic progress of your child.
In order to have a thriving learning community, we need to teach, model and reinforce positive behaviors that support learning.  Our school wide expectations are Be Safe, Caring, Responsible, and Productive.   When students exhibit these behaviors, they are rewarded with Tiger Tickets. This is part of our Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS).

As part of our positive reinforcement program we are a school that embraces “Kids at Hope.” We believe that all students can succeed, without exception. This belief is supported by our commitment to provide excellence in the classroom each day and our rich connections to our parents, families and community members.

We are very fortunate to have a Two Way Dual Language Immersion program at Mount View.  This program aligns with our district’s goal that all students graduate bilingual and biliterate by 2025. Our program provides the opportunity for students to become bilingual and biliterate in Spanish and English. This year the program is offered K-5.  If you are interested in finding out more about the Two Way Dual Language Immersion program, please call our office for information.

In addition to our Two Way Dual Language Immersion program, we offer an emphasis in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) in our 4-6 grade classrooms.  We recognize the value of having students well versed in STEM as the number of careers in these areas continues to grow.  Our STEM program emphasizes project based learning where students are able to apply their learning to areas that are relevant to them and their community.  

We are very fortunate to have strong partnerships with parents, families and community members.  We certainly cannot do this important work alone and value the input, ideas and commitment to excellence we have received from our partners.  Our partnerships have provided academic and social support in the classrooms and after school enrichment programs that engage our students.  

Please know you are always welcome and valued here at Mount View Elementary School.  

Take care.

Lisa Escobar, Principal


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