Dear Mission Estancia Elementary School Community,

I would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself and share my sincere pleasure about being selected as your new principal. It is apparent that Mission Estancia Elementary enjoys a strong culture dedicated to student learning, parent involvement, instructional excellence and community partnerships. It is my intent to continue to foster these important traditions, practices, and relationships committed to providing our students the best. I am truly honored to become a member of this great school community and am excited to collaborate with Mission Estancia’s talented staff to offer the finest educational program for our school.

I look forward to providing my leadership and professional knowledge to continue to build academic excellence at Mission Estancia. My 25 years of experience in education includes time as a junior high teacher, an assistant principal, district office resource teacher and a site principal. I have also served on the staff at Brandman University teaching pre-service teachers. I bring over a decade of successful professional development experience training new teachers, veteran staff, and as a presenter at several national education conferences. I am dedicated to learning about my field and hold a bachelor degree as well as a masters degree in educational leadership. I look forward to sharing my experiences and passion for education with the Mission Estancia community.

It is my goal to not only provide instructional leadership that will facilitate a school climate that promotes high expectations and success for all students, but to ensure that all students feel safe and supported each day. I will make certain that Mission Estancia students are provided effective research based instruction, challenging academic content and the necessary support to be successful. It is my sincere desire to create opportunities for our students to gain the skills of how to think, because this ability will be invaluable in our rapidly changing society. Parents, teachers, support staff, and administration all play a critical role in giving our children academic excellence. I will ensure that there are opportunities for all of us to work together as a team to support our children’s learning. Through a close partnership, I am positive we can make our school an even a better place for our students to learn and grow.

I look forward to being a part of the Mission Estancia family and working with each of you this year. Please feel free to call or stop by for a visit. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Lisa McColl
Mission Estancia Elementary School