July 28, 2021
Dear Laguna Road Families,
I hope you’ve had a great summer vacation! I am excited to introduce myself as the interim principal of Laguna Road. I can’t wait to meet each one of you and join the Roadrunner family as we start the 2021-2022 school year! It’s an honor to join such a caring, family-oriented community. I know we will come together to provide the best education possible as we work to care for our students and empower them to grow and thrive during their time at Laguna Road.
I’d love to tell you a little about myself. I have spent 17 years as an educator in the Fullerton School District as a teacher, Cotsen mentor, instructional coach, assistant principal, and principal. I have taught 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. I served as the Cotsen mentor for four years at Fisler School, and then I transitioned into an interim assistant principal position. Last year, I served as the assistant principal at Orangethorpe. This summer, I became the principal for distance learning and worked to build and prepare the distance learning school.
My educational background includes undergraduate and graduate degrees from Biola University. I also received a masters degree from Cal State Fullerton in Educational Leadership. My experiences have given me a passion for meeting students where they are, building upon strengths, and supporting all students to reach their goals. I believe in a positive school environment where we all come together to meet our students’ needs.
I am also a Fullerton resident and I love being a part of the community. My family is very important to me, and my two girls attend the dual language academy at Raymond School. We enjoy local Fullerton food, exploring the trails, going to the beach, and visiting with our friends and neighbors. My husband is also an educator, working as a math teacher in Anaheim. You might run into us at the Fullerton Library or enjoying some food downtown!
I am looking forward to meeting each one of you and starting a new school year. It is with great honor and joy that I join your team. I will be sending out more information soon regarding the start of school. Please feel free to reach out with any questions. Here’s to an amazing 2021-2022 school year!
Go Roadrunners! Beep, beep!
Stephanie Guppy, Interim Principal
Interim Principal Letter to Community