Dear Acacia Families,
It has been an absolute honor to serve as the proud principal of Acacia School for the past 6 years. I have been blessed to work alongside some of the finest educators, supportive parents and be of service to such amazing students! We have accomplished great things together and provided excellence in education: National Blue Ribbon recognition (2019), California Distinguished School (2018, 2020), Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll (2021), STEM & Robotics/Coding, Math Intervention, and so on. As a result, it is with mixed emotions that I share with you that I have accepted the position as Director of Elementary Curriculum and Instruction at Placentia Yorba Linda School District. While any decision to leave this fantastic community is hard, as a servant leader my new role will allow me to reach a larger student audience and help to provide positive educational opportunities for children.
I genuinely value the wonderful experiences, relationships, and interactions I have had with all the awesome Acacia pandas throughout the years and I will miss our special celebrations. I value and cherish the teachers and staff at Acacia who truly reflect the meaning behind teamwork and work tirelessly to enhance and support all learning. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank every member of the Acacia community. With the support of our superstar teachers, parents, and the wider school community, we have built our great school into something extraordinary. The quality of our education program and focus on the whole child is a testament to countless hours of hard work, collaboration, inspiration, and fun. It is the result of the support willingly given by all and we should all be incredibly proud of what we’ve achieved together. I will forever be grateful for the beautiful memories and I thank you for sharing your greatest treasure with me, your child.
Dr. Elizabeth Leon