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Principal's Page

 I would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our new and returning families for the 2023-2024 school year.  It is a pleasure and honor to join this awesome school community. Our incredible teachers and staff are eagerly looking forward to an exceptional year with our students as we further strengthen our academic programs and quest for innovative and inspiring ways to promote creativity, collaboration, critical thinking and communication in the hearts and minds of our students.

During my time working in Tustin Unified School District over the last 23 years,  I have served as a teacher (Arroyo, Veeh, Myford), Digital Learning Coach, Instructional Coach, District ELA TOSA, and most recently, as the Principal of Beswick Elementary. I have led many district wide  initiatives and have worked with community leaders to support students in Tustin throughout my career. I believe my background and experience have prepared me to continue leading the legacy of excellence that has been established at Ladera over the years.   

I am honored for the opportunity to serve as your principal and I eagerly anticipate meeting all of you soon.


Mrs. McNamara