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Principal's Message

It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I'm introducing myself as the principal of the best school in the universe!  As both a parent and educator in Capistrano Unified School District, I feel fortunate and confident to take on the responsibility of leading such a dynamic school. I look forward to partnering with parents and community members to establish a cohesive network that works collaboratively to support our students’ needs as we take our school to new heights.

The 2023-2024 school year will mark my twenty second year in education. I was a teacher for thirteen years, an assistant principal at Marco Forster Middle School for six years, and assistant principal/interim principal at Ladera Ranch Elementary School for two years. I obtained my Bachelors of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Northern Iowa and my Master of Arts degree in Educational Administration from National University in Costa Mesa. I’m also very lucky to have an amazing wife and three adorable children, ages 14, 11 and 6. If we are not busy with soccer, Jujitsu, tennis or dog training, you will see us at the beach.

I will continue to focus on Canyon Vista’s mission of ensuring ALL students learn at grade level or above.  We have an incredibly talented staff who challenge students with higher levels of thinking and learning in different ways. My goals are to continue to build a multi-tiered system of support where ALL students are supported and to promote a positive and inclusive culture. My position as principal provides me the chance to stay connected to young students learning and growing. I believe that every child can succeed and that the connection between home and school builds confidence in students to shape their future.
As a public school advocate and a parent of three children in Capistrano Unified School District, I am excited to be a part of a diverse and culturally rich educational setting. I look forward to an amazing 2023-2024 school year!!
Regi Vettraino
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