Angelica Izquierdo, Principal - St. Lucy School, Long Beach

Without my experience in Onward Leaders, I would not be the leader I am today.  My mentor principal, Teresa Villarreal, provided daily inspiration and advice. The training that I was able to have in my year of residency has made the first year as a principal easier to navigate.  The challenges existed, yes, but I felt prepared to analyze and solve any problems in front of me. The support of my cohort throughout my first year and even more now has assisted in making many decisions that I am confident in.  We rely on each other weekly. I grew so much in my year of residency and I am so blessed to have that experience to fall back on when the days get challenging. I walked in to my school ready to serve.


St. Lucy School Mission Statement

At St. Lucy School, it is our aim that each student grows in his/her love of God, learn according to his/her God-given ability, feel accepted, develop self-esteem and grow in awareness of the needs of others in our challenging and ever-changing society. We recognize the uniqueness of each child as we foster life-long spiritual, intellectual, social, psychological and physical growth, in a safe and stimulating classroom setting.