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Principal's Message



Dear Courreges School Community,

I am excited and honored to join the Courreges family as your new principal.  Although I am new to FVSD, I bring 34 years of experience as a classroom teacher and as a site administrator to our school.  I am extraordinarily blessed to call Fountain Valley my new home where students are embraced into a culture of care and academic excellence.  I am committed to partnering with you to help each student bloom and thrive.  I know it is going to be a fantastic school year!  

My goal is to continue to support the positive school culture and high levels of academics that have been the hallmark of Courreges Elementary School for many years. I am dedicated to supporting innovation, creativity and differentiation so each child feels inspired to learn and grow.  


We welcome several new faces to our school, including a new counselor, Isabel Carrete who will be working with our TK-5 students and a team of PE specialists who will be integrating PE into our curricular program.  Jennifer Hilton (TK) and Cathy Opina (1st grade) complete our Courreges family. We have a great year planned for all of our students and hope that it will be one filled with joy, fun, challenge, and success!


Lisa Tanita
Courreges Elementary School