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Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

I would like to take the opportunity to personally welcome all families, new and returning, to the 2017-18 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.
THANK YOU for voting YES on Measure V!  With the community support on Measure V, we will see increased technology in the classrooms and improvements to our facility and safety enhancements at the site.

I am confident of a successful and rewarding school experience. I look forward to meeting you!


Elizabeth Atkinson
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.