Principal’s Message

2020-2021

  • Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Lake View and the innovative educational program. Lake View officially became a STEAM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Arts-Math) school during the 2016-2017 school year. With a fully integrated STEAM curriculum during the entire school day, students are immersed in a unique educational experience. We believe that our children must be adequately prepared to meet the opportunities and demands of the 21st century workforce. Preparing the children now for collaboration, innovation and experimentation is the key to nurturing our children to be ready for an ever-changing world.

  • Ms. Jill Van Der Linden will be joining Lake View as the Interim Principal for the 2020-2021 School Year as Interim Principal!

  • Ms. Van Der Linden comes to us with many years of experience as an administrator and in the area of STEAM. She has been with the Ocean View School District for 13 years serving in many different roles. Ms. Van Der Linden earned her Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, specializing in technology and Administrative Services Credential.  Most recently, Ms. Van Der Linden served as Assistant Principal at Marine View Middle School. Lake View Elementary School was her first teaching assignment and she served on the planning committee when Lake View reopened as a STEAM school. Ms. Van Der Linden looks forward to serving as Interim Principal for the students and families of this community. Ms. Van Der Linden is committed to creating opportunities for student growth in all areas: academically, emotionally, and socially and is dedicated to promoting a positive learning environment where all students thrive.

  • Please take a moment to look at the information on our website about our unique and innovative program. The videos and presentations provide valuable information about who we are and show you what it is like to be a student at Lake View.

2013-2020

Dear Lake View Community,

I am honored and excited to be appointed the next principal of Lake View Elementary School.  As we begin our journey together, I am eager to build upon the great things that Lake View is known for as well as collaboratively setting the foundation for the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) school-wide focus.  It is with confidence I share my educational background, family values, and educational philosophy as it supports each child’s learning experience, programs, and activities to prepare them to be a 21st Century Learner and College and Career ready.

My educational experience begins with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from California Polytechnic State University.  I have also earned two Master’s degrees; one in Cross-cultural Education and the other in School Counseling.  During my 15 years working in an elementary setting, I have been a teacher, a school counselor, an assistant principal, and most recently the principal of Star View Elementary School within the Ocean View School District.  I bring enthusiasm to the work that I do and believe that my vast background brings an array of knowledge to every aspect of a successful school.

Outside of devoting my time to our school community, I am a wife and mother.  I have two children, a seven year old stepson, Bryan, and a nine month old baby boy, Evan.  Family is very important to me and through the lens of being a mother I have a renewed spirit to create educational settings that will properly prepare our children for the ever-changing future.

I firmly believe in a home-school partnership and working together to support the whole child.   Communication and over-communicating will be a thread in my relationship with you, the community of Lake View.  Working closely with all parents, grandparents, friends, and neighbors will help us all strive to ensure each child learns and grows.

It is with great pride that I become the newest leader of Lake View.  Please do not hesitate to introduce yourself and share with me what you love most about Lake View.  I look forward to getting to know the students, teachers, staff, parents and the community and watching the Lake View community flourish.

Sincerely,

Jamie Goodwyn
jgoodwyn@ovsd.org