Principal’s Message

Dear Almaden Families,

I believe that we are all partners at Almaden Elementary School and share a common goal: To provide a safe, happy and successful learning experience for each of our students. With this in mind, as we help our students prepare for the upcoming school year, we will all need to be very thoughtful about how best to assure that it is, indeed, a safe, happy and successful experience for them. Please know that this is your school, and we welcome your involvement.  Families are their child’s first and most important teachers, and we need your cooperation and involvement to provide your student with the best education possible.  I am fully dedicated to making sure that Almaden Elementary School will be safe, welcoming and an exceptional place for success and learning. My goal is to build a strong, exciting plan that provides for an outstanding educational experience for all students. Our children deserve no less!

I have been dedicated to the field of education for more than 18 years and began my career in my home state of Texas.  After 11 years as a classroom teacher, I worked as an instructional coach both at the district office and a school site, supporting new and veteran teachers.  I moved into administration two years ago as the Assistant Principal at Allen at Steinbeck and then Willow Glen Elementary.  I look forward to another exciting year working with our Almaden Elementary community and families.


Lisa Montes