A Few Words from Oka's Principal...Mr. Erik Miller
Welcome to Isojiro Oka Elementary School, home of the Wolfpack!
As we enter the 2012-2013 school year, there are many things that change and evolve in education, however one thing that stands the test of time is simply this: At OKA, STUDENTS ARE OUR #1 PRIORITY.
As I begin my second year as Principal of Oka, I am thrilled to build upon the excellence from last year. Oka has dealt with a number of obstacles to overcome, and emerged even more successful than ever. This has happened with fewer resources than in previous years, and the successes of the Wolfpack have resulted from an incredible amount of hard work and commitment by parents, staff, and students.
Recently, the state of California released information from the Spring 2012 CST that placed Oka in elite company. Not only did Oka's Academic Performance Index gain 11 points from last year, (Oka rose from 922 to 933) we had the second highest score of any school in the Fountain Valley School District. Fountain Valley as a district was the highest scoring elementary district in all of Orange County. Needless to say, we are proud of the excellence achieved, however, we've got lofty goals and expectations as we move forward, and we're excited to rise to the challenge.
Before coming to Oka, I was at Talbert Middle School as the Assistant Principal for four years. Prior to Fountain Valley, I worked in Irvine Unified School District as a teacher and administrator at both the elementary and middle school levels. I look forward to working with the staff, students, and families of Oka to continue to make this school a huge source of pride within our community.
I work from this philosophy: "Kids Come First!" My top priority is to have our students in a school environment where they are valued, challenged, supported, and safe. The importance of a strong school-home connection is vital to the success of your child. My wife and I are parents of three kids, all currently in elementary school. I know how important these years are for your child and will work with the Oka staff to make this experience a success for each of our students.