“Perform at your best when your best is required.
Your best is required every day!”
~ Coach John Wooden
Dear Canyon View Community,
I would like to take this opportunity to re-introduce myself and share my excitement as your proud Canyon View principal. The Irvine Unified School District and the Canyon View school community have a reputation of excellence. I share the school’s vision for cultivating respectful and responsible learners who will succeed in a diverse and changing world. I am committed to carrying on the important traditions at Canyon View.
My Vision: For each student to learn, grow, and improve -- and demonstrate proficiency and above on everything we expect students to know and be able to do.
My Values: Do my very best. Do what is right. Treat others the way I want to be treated. Take personal responsibility for everything I say. Take personal responsibility for everything I do.
Let me share with you my journey that has brought me to Canyon View: After growing up in Fresno, CA where I spent most of my time involved in schoolwork, dance, softball, and helping out at my family’s local car wash business, I ventured off to UC Santa Barbara and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication. Santa Barbara is where I married my husband Clark and is one of our favorite places to visit! I earned a Master of Arts degree in Teaching at UC Irvine, and a Master of Science degree in Reading at CSU Fullerton. I taught first and third grade at Turtle Rock Elementary school in IUSD. In 2007, I accepted a position at UC Irvine and served as the Multiple Subject Credential Program Coordinator. Facilitating this program allowed me to collaborate with educators and build community partnerships in order to improve learning outcomes for students across Orange County. For the past two years I have served as an Elementary School Principal in Redondo Beach Unified School District where I implemented structures to support student learning and collaborated with staff, parents, and the community to help students grow academically, socially, emotionally, and physically.
I believe in building a culture of connectedness and innovation in order to create the best school possible for all kids. Maintaining a positive attitude and collaborating with stakeholders are keys to success! Outside of school I enjoy cooking, exercising, and spending time with friends and family. My husband and I are foodies and we love coffee, scuba diving, and traveling. I am honored to work with a dedicated learning community focused on providing Canyon View students with an exceptional educational experience and look forward to meeting everyone in August. In the meantime, please follow me on Twitter @cjgiguiere. #cvshootingstars will be trending soon.
Mrs. Christina Giguiere
Every day of learning is precious.
What can you do at home to help your child be successful in school and in life?
- Read every day!
- Ask your child “how” and “why” questions.
- Engage in a LOT of oral discussion - children who speak and listen to millions and millions of new words develop a strong vocabulary and do better in school.
- Really, actually READ and really, actually PRACTICE YOUR MATH FACTS every day.
- We must help our children become critical thinkers, problem solvers, and avid learners who are committed to pursuing and enjoying education well beyond their kindergarten through sixth grade experience.
As educators we understand that summer is often the time for “kids to be kids.” You are also helping your child learn and grow when they attend summer school or camp, visit museums, read books at the library, play at the park, or spend quality time with family. Click here for summer enrichment ideas to help your child succeed in school and in life!