Welcome to Oak Meadow Elementary and the Buckeye Union Mandarin Immersion Charter School. It is my distinct pleasure to be here as Principal of Oak Meadow and BUMI and to welcome you to our wonderful school. I have been an educator all of my life and you might say I love school so much that I just never left. I started my teaching career in San Diego where I taught a variety of grade levels and students from many different backgrounds. I became a Peer Coach/Staff Developer and had the honor of working with teachers to hone their teaching skills in Balanced Literacy, Reader’s and Writer’s workshop, Mathematics, History/Social Science, and Science. I’ve been a teacher of GATE, ELD, and Special Education students and am a firm believer in the power of a differentiated classroom and inclusion model.
I have now been a school principal for over 18 years in San Diego, San Juan Capistrano, Dixon, and now Buckeye Union, and it is fair to say that joining Buckeye Union and the Oak Meadow/BUMI family has been the highlight of my career. I have the privilege of working with the finest group of teachers, support staff, students and families one could ever hope to encounter. Our school is a special place where we believe that meeting the needs of each child is well within our grasp. That we can provide a safe and nurturing environment while also engaging students in a rigorous, well-rounded, curriculum that pushes each child to meet their full potential. We look to the future, but are firmly grounded in the present. Our programs and educational experiences are well thought out and allow for innovation and the pursuit of excellence.
I invite you to become a part of the family and experience for yourself just what a wonderful school this is. Give me a call or drop on by, I’d love to meet with you and to share more. Welcome home!
Tracy Linyard, Principal