Dear Families and Community Members,
Welcome to an extraordinary school year! It is with great enthusiasm and excitement that I introduce myself. My name is Serina West, Assistant Principal for Santa Margarita and Stuart Mesa K-8 schools. I have been a teacher for the Oceanside Unified School District for over 21 years and served as Interim principal at Garrison Elementary School. My love for working with students and my strong support for public education has inspired me to serve in a variety of leadership roles at the local, state, and national level. I hold a National Board Certification in Teaching, two Masters Degrees; Master of Arts in Teaching and Masters of Arts in Educational Administration.
Although I am humbly proud of my accomplishments, I saved the best for last! I was born and raised in Knoxville Tennessee. I am a grandmother of 4 grandsons, and a mother of two beautiful daughters whose father is a retired service member. Both my daughters attended schools in the Oceanside Unified School District.
I am honored to be supporting staff, students, parents, and community members of the Oceanside Unified School District. I am committed to students' educational growth as well as their social and emotional well-being. I look forward to an exciting year supporting you as assistant principal of Santa Margarita!