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Principal's Message


Welcome to another extraordinary year at ICEF Vista Elementary Charter Academy.  To be a student at Vista means to know that you will be loved, respected and pushed to reach deep levels of profound learning through relevant, engaging learning experiences.   A new school year is always an exciting time for all.  It presents opportunities for various beginnings – new classes, new faces, new expectations, more choices and new innovations.  This year is a time for continued growth, challenge and adventure.

Our staff of exemplary teachers, paraprofessionals, and office personnel are fully involved in preparing our students with 21st Century Skills.  This includes, but is not limited to skills of collaboration, digital literacy, critical thinking, and problem solving so that all students can be college and career ready.  Coming from a year full of educational changes such as implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Smarter Balanced Assessment, we are committed to pushing our students to new heights in their education.  

After being a proud member of the Vista community for 10 years, I continue to be honored by the opportunity to be your Principal.  With the efforts of parents, students, teachers, administrators, staff, and local school community, we can truly continue building a school culture in which every person feels valued and is encouraged and challenged to achieve at the highest levels.  It is important that you evaluate your role and commitment to our children, and determine the actions you will take to be a positive and productive member of our school community.  We also welcome our new staff members, as we know their presence will enhance our school community as well.

I could not be happier to be part of such an amazing team that I know will inspire excellence amongst our Vista scholars.  If you have questions about our school, please feel free to contact us through e-mail, phone, or in person.  

Have a wonderful year!

Kristen Buczek