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Principal's Message

Dear Fruitvale Community,


With great honor and excitement, I write this letter of introduction to you as the principal of Fruitvale Elementary School. I am privileged to have this opportunity to lead a school with a legacy of success, an outstanding staff, and strong parent engagement.


I am proud to say that this is my fifth year working for Hemet Unified School District as a school administrator. Hemet Unified has grown so much in the past few years, and I am excited about the work we are doing regarding literacy and overall student achievement. I have experience teaching both general and special education students from grades K-12. I also served as a mentor teacher, PBIS coordinator, and intervention teacher. I hold two Master’s Degrees, one in Educational Technology and the other in School Administration. As a lifelong learner, I hope to start a doctorate program within the next five years.


Although there is plenty more I can share with you about myself, I want you to know that above all, I identify myself as a servant leader. I am here to serve our students, staff, and families. In all of my roles in education, I have always sought to build strong relationships with all and to ensure the success of each student academically, socially, and emotionally. This is accomplished by providing exemplary instruction and addressing every child’s unique needs.


I believe that all students can learn and be successful when provided with support for their unique needs. I can assure you that I share in this school community’s commitment to caring for your children every day while providing them with a world-class learning environment. I look forward to collaborating with each of you to continue the great successes of Fruitvale Elementary.


In closing, please know that my door is always open to you and that I value the input you provide while keeping our students’ success as the focus. I look forward to our first school year together with our amazing students, dedicated staff, supportive parents, and community.


With Falcon Pride, 


Amber Ortiz