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Principal's Message

Dear Anacapa Middle School Community,

My name is Robert Ruiz, your new principal at Anacapa Middle School.  I am extremely honored and excited for the opportunity to serve the Anacapa learning community.  Please let me take some of your time to offer some background of myself, so that you may know a little more about me, and some expectations for this year.

I am entering my 23rd year in education.  I served as a high school math teacher at University High in LAUSD for 6 years, 2 years at Cabrillo in VUSD as an assistant principal, and the last 14 years as the principal of Portola Elementary in VUSD. I have two children who attend VUSD schools.  My daughter just promoted from Anacapa and my son will be joining us very soon.  I share this with you so that you may understand that I am with you as an Anacapa parent, not only as a principal.

Over the course of the year, I will be taking advantage of opportunities to build relationships with you and your children.  The positive relationships we build will be vital in improving achievement as well as the overall Anacapa experience for our students. Another goal for me is to become familiar with all of the programs that are offered at Anacapa to see how we can build on the existing programs or create new opportunities for our children.

I ask for your patience and support as I go through the process of taking inventory of everything that happens at Anacapa.  Please stay tuned for opportunities to serve on committees and/or volunteering.  When you visit our campus, you will notice obvious improvements to our physical campus.  It is only the first step to the process of making Anacapa the best place it can be.


Robert Ruiz