Principal’s Message



Brandon Spalding

Principal
BSpalding@vesd.net

Hello and welcome to Park View Preparatory.

My name is Brandon Spalding and I am proud to be the principal at Park View Preparatory Elementary School.  I cannot wait to begin another PAWSitively awesome school year.

Park View Prep is a school of 21st Century Learning.  We have made it our mission to prepare our Panthers for the job market of tomorrow by teaching California State Standards through the 4 C's: communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity.  These are the skills identified by the business community, education leaders, and policy makers to best prepare our students for a globalized workforce.

When you are on the Park View campus you will see students engaged in these 21st Century skills in classrooms set up to practice cooperative learning.  The instructional model gives the students the much needed opportunities to build knowledge, process information, learn procedures, think critically, and present information through interacting with others.  Weekly team building and class building in our classes also make our rooms safe spaces for students to openly share ideas.  Not only do the students experience collaboration - the Park View parents can experience it as well through attendance at monthly School Site Council (SSC) meetings and or English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) meetings!  All staff meetings are cooperative meetings as well to keep our teacher's skills sharp in their classrooms.

Students and staff are always encouraged to show their PAWS: Pride, Attitude, Work Ethic, and Safety whenever they are on campus or representing Park View Prep.  In times when are PAWS are seen - WE CELEBRATE!!  In times when our PAWS are not seen, we intervene and teach.  PAWS are an essential part of being a Park View Panther.

Park View Preparatory has a strong community of support for the students.  Extra curricular opportunities include Student Leadership (ASB), Drama Club, Chorus, Junior Olympics, Robotics, and Basketball.  Combine these with weekly project based instruction and the Panthers of Park View will thrive and grow!  

I am extremely excited to begin my journey with the students, parents, guardians, and staff of Park View Preparatory.  I want to thank you for allowing the entire Park View Staff to be a part of your child's educational journey.

Sincerely,

Brandon Spalding
Principal, Park View Preparatory