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The campus is closed for in person instruction until Monday, February 1, 2021.  All classes will be held online. 

Principal's Message

Sandi Tsosie, Principal
Dear Montemalaga Families, 

It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction as the newly appointed Principal of Montemalaga Elementary School. I was born and raised in the South Bay area by a family of educators, from classroom teachers and district administrators to college professors. My husband Tony, who is also a teacher,  and I enjoy spending a lot of time with our two children and our Australian Shepherd. I have had the pleasure of working in PVPUSD for the past three years as the Assistant Principal at PVIS. There I had the pleasure of meeting some of you and some of the older siblings in your families. Additionally, I have 10 years of experience as a classroom teacher. My first love has been teaching, but I moved into administration when I found a passion for working with the school's broader community. It is with this wealth of experience, perspective, and expertise that I now join Montemalaga.
 
As a former classroom teacher, I worked with K-8 students as a CTE Teacher in the Hermosa Beach City School District. Elementary is a magical time for young people, and a time during which the caring adults around them cultivate their love of learning and curiosity. I believe in creating a safe environment for students in which they thrive. Students are at the center of our work in education. As such, I am committed to ensuring that your child can grow as an individual so they can reach their highest level of achievement.
 
I am grateful for this opportunity to work with your families in the upcoming school year. I join the Montemalaga family with a strong commitment that I will continue to make our school amazing.
 
  
Mrs. Sandi Tsosie
Principal | Montemalaga Elementary