Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Mrs. O’Connor and I am honored to serve as your Assistant Principal for the 2016-2017 school year.
I am a Southern California girl; born in Compton California and raised in Rialto California. I am a graduate of California State University, Los Angeles and California State University, Pomona. I began my teaching career 13 years ago teaching at Florence Griffith Joyner Elementary school in Watts, California. Teaching in inner city Los Angeles taught me many things, but above all it taught me resilience and the importance of building lasting relationships with students and their families. Taking that experience with me, I relocated to Houston Texas where I successfully taught mathematics to struggling language learners, for more than 7 years.
In 2013, I moved back home to California, this move marked the beginning of my path towards a career in school leadership. Last year I had the pleasure of successfully implementing a multi-tiered system of support for student behavior in 5 schools here in Moreno Valley Unified School District. At each of these schools I was able to work with students, their families, teachers, principals, and all stakeholders to build a systematic approach towards positive student behavior and academic growth for each of the sites that I serviced. This experience has been invaluable to my growth as an administrator and has made me even more passionate about my work in the field of education. I too have a vested interest in the academic and socioemotional development of Moreno Valley’s Students.
I want the students of Landmark to love their school, to take pride in it, and to say with HONOR, I am a Landmark Knight! I want Landmarks students to experience a meaningful exciting and fun school year, filled with learning that applies to their lives, in and out of school. I want all of Landmarks students to love learning and to feel as I do, that education is the key that will unlock the door to a better future.
I know that the only way to achieve this goal is to ensure that we all share a common vision of student success, and to recalibrate that vision as needed. My goal is to open the lines of communication between students, teachers, parents, families, administration, and the community as a whole. My objective is to facilitate on-going dialogue that is meaningful and honest so that we can all work towards achieving our common goal, success and nothing less, for all Landmark Knights.
Hello Landmark Knight Family! I am excited to start the 2019-2020 school year as the Assistant Administrator of Instructional Improvement and Academic Coaching here at Landmark Middle School! My passion for education and supporting the success of all students has been shaped over the past 16 years starting as an I.A., then high school English teacher, professional development specialist, and as an administrator. I look forward to supporting and collaborating with students, staff, and the school community in order to provide the best research-based instructional practices, programs, interventions, professional development, and academic coaching to boost student achievement. Together we will continue to build teacher capacity to ensure our students' success.
The middle school years are critical years for students both academically and socially. Student growth and development is shaped further during this time. I am committed to ensuring that all students are meeting their instructional goals and exceeding academic expectations. At Landmark Middle School we believe in our district vision of achieving “Excellence on Purpose/Shining Brighter” and this school year we will collectively “Lift to Rise” as we strive to ensure that all students are college and career ready. Every student matters and every student counts here at Landmark! I am ecstatic to stand with all of you and be an integral part of the Landmark family. Let’s make it a fantastic year!
Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, and/or suggestions that you would like to discuss.
Stephanie Williams-Mayrant, AAIIAC