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New Principal Assigned to Newport Elementary School

Amanda Estrada

Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Amanda Estrada as principal of Newport Elementary School. In her 12 years at NMUSD, Ms. Estrada has been a teacher in grades one, two, four and five, and most recently she served as assistant principal of College Park and Mariners Elementary Schools.


“I look forward to continuing the great work at Newport Elementary, while collaborating with students, staff and the school community to further improve learning opportunities for students,” said Ms. Amanda Estrada.


As an administrator within the district, Ms. Estrada has successfully built relationships with teachers and the school community to further a school’s vision. She has managed disciplinary issues using positive restorative practices, led the implementation of Positive Behavior Intervention Systems, worked closely with the special education team to develop and implement Student Study Team processes, build intervention programs, coordinate state testing, and evaluate classified and certificated staff.


“Ms. Estrada is an excellent communicator, always collaborative and compassionate in her approach to ensuring that students receive the best education,” said Kurt Suhr, Executive Director of Elementary Education.


Ms. Estrada brings with her a strong understanding of the district’s priorities, instructional programs and strategies, and restorative practices. During her tenure at NMUSD she has served in various adjunct positions including grade level chair, leadership team, school site council, GATE trainer, Rigorous Curriculum Design team and Positive Behavior Intervention Systems coach.   


Ms. Estrada will begin her new role on August 1, 2017. Her appointment is scheduled for ratification by the Board of Education at the August 22, 2017 board meeting. 

Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:7/26/17
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