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Principal's Message

Principal's Message

A Few Words from Oka's Principal...Mr. Erik Miller

 

Welcome to Isojiro Oka Elementary School, home of the Wolfpack! 

 

As we enter the 2014-2015 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.  This isn't a new philosophy, this is part of the core of who we are and what we're all about!  During the past year, through PTO and FVSD support, we have more than tripled the amount of computers and tablets on the Oka campus and in the hands of students to use on a daily basis.  

 

As I begin my fourth year as Principal of Oka, I am thrilled to build upon past excellence and also tackle the challenges we have in front of us moving forward.  Oka has dealt with a number of obstacles to overcome, and emerged in a position to successfully help our students achieve levels of success that are not found at many other schools.  This has happened with fewer and diminishing resources each year, and the successes of the Wolfpack have resulted from an incredible amount of hard work and commitment by parents, staff, and students.  While having been a Title I eligible school for many years, Oka has not always received direct funding to support these needs, however beginning this year, Oka is proud to be able to receive 

 

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 middle and 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.

 

Best Wishes for a Successful 2014-2015...

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