Principal - Anita Hernandez

  • Dear Students, Parents, Guardians, and Esteemed Visitors, 

    With a deep sense of honor and privilege, I assume the role of Principal here at Oakland. The opportunity to contribute to the growth and development of young minds is a lifelong passion that I hold close to my heart. Having amassed 14 years of teaching experience spanning various grade levels within elementary and middle school settings, and an additional 7 years as an assistant principal and principal at both levels, I stand here profoundly grateful to be part of this compassionate, dedicated, and hardworking school community.

    First and foremost, I extend a wholehearted welcome to each of you to Oakland! Our collective aspiration is to furnish every child with an education of the highest caliber. I firmly believe that it takes a collaborative village comprising of teachers, parents, and community members to raise a child to their fullest potential. As educators, we bear the extraordinary responsibility of not only imparting knowledge, but also of making a positive, lasting impact on their lives. To this end, I am steadfast in my belief in educating the whole child, addressing their instructional, social, and emotional needs.

    In my capacity as Principal, I pledge to prioritize the well-being and growth of our students in every decision we undertake as a school. Our relentless commitment is to equip them with the knowledge, skills, and mindset that are fundamental to carving out a successful future. We shall foster curiosity and problem-solving, instill a lifelong love for learning, and cultivate a growth mindset alongside grit, empowering our students to confront challenges with unwavering confidence and perseverance. Above all, every child under our care will be treasured and nurtured.

    Together, let's soar to new heights as proud Eagles!

    Warm regards,

    Principal Hernandez