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
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
Please know you are always welcome and valued here at Mount View Elementary
Lisa Escobar, Principal