Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! My name is Mrs. Kirsten Wollenweber Portis and I am the proud principal of Marina Vista Elementary School. This is my seventh year as the principal at Marina Vista and is my seventeeth year in education in the Pittsburg Unified School District. I thoroughly enjoy working as the principal at Marina Vista and partnering with our wonderful teaching staff, parents, and local community.
Our mission at Marina Vista is to work with all stakeholders to build a strong foundation for our students in order to prepare them to become 21st century learner and college and career ready. We are creating students who are young scholars with high academic achievement, who possess strong leadership, communication, and collaboration skills, and who use critical thinking skills to problem solve in daily life. Our students will leave Marina Vista well versed in the use of technology as a tool to generate and locate information, create new ideas, and enhance knowledge. They will also leave with a strong sense of self and appreciation for cultural and ethnic diversity.
It is important to us at Marina Vista that we partner with our parent community to provide the best possible education for our students. All parents are encouraged to participate in our parent groups as well as our MVE Family Nights and school activities. Please refer to our school calendar along with our Parent/Family Portal for an updated list of meeting and activity dates and times so you may join us in our events and receive information about events and resources in our local community. We welcome your participation and feedback as well as your support. Together we will make a difference!
Meet our office staff:
Mrs. Wollenweber-Portis, Principal, Mrs. Josie Diaz, Vice Principal Ms. Mariel Duran, Attendance Clerk,
Ms. Janae McClain, Principal's Secretary, and Ms. Amitai Padilla, Parent & Family Liaison