Principal's Message

Welcome to Linda Vista and the 2021-22 School Year!

As your new principal this year, I am so excited to be here. This is my fifth year as an OUSD Principal, and I have been in school administration for three additional years. Prior to administration, I was a teacher and coach for 18 years. Personally, I have lived in the Orange community for 16 years, and was an OUSD parent until both of my girls graduated from Villa Park HS. My husband is also a product of OUSD, as an Orange High grad. I am looking forward to joining our Linda Vista community and getting to know our families this year.

At Linda Vista, we teach our students to Be Safe, Be Kind, and Be Responsible in all areas at school. This year we are supporting students and families as we promote safe and responsible teaching and learning in efforts to be kind to all. After a year where many in our community may have felt isolated, as we return to full in-person instruction, we will focus on the idea that we are "Better Together" in all areas of life, supporting and caring for each other and enjoying our community. 

Linda Vista has a great legacy of Civic Learning and responsibility, and I look forward to continuing that emphasis this year.

At Linda Vista, We Are Leopards, and We Have PAWS! (Potential, Aspirations, Wisdom, and Spirit)



Renee Ybarra

Principal, Linda Vista Elementary