I would like to take the opportunity to personally welcome all families, new and returning, to the 2016-17 school year. As your principal, I look forward to great year and accomplishing many wonderful things together as a No Excuses University school.
We believe that working together as equal partners is vital to our students’ success both academically and socially. The district wants to remind students and parents that Every Day Counts!, because attendance boosts school and student success. Please remember to help your child get to school on time, every day, and let them start the school day before any appointments off campus.
This school-year will bring many new opportunities as we implement Common Core Standards, but with strong parent involvement, Cottonwood Canyon Elementary is very excited about the possibilities and opportunities your children have before them.
I am confident of a successful and rewarding school experience. I look forward to meeting you!
About Mr. Goltara
Mr. Ken Goltara was appointed as Assistant Principal of Cottonwood Canyon Elementary in the 2015-2016 school year. Mr. Goltara recently served as Principal at Donald Graham Elementary in LEUSD and in the Moreno Valley USD as Principal at Chaparral Hills Elementary. Mr. Goltara also has 10 years of administrative experience in the Murrieta Valley Unified School District as an Assistant Principal and 7 years as an Elementary Teacher. He holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of California Irvine in Social Ecology, and a Master's Degree from Cal State University San Bernardino in Educational Administration.