Principal Message

Welcome to NEU at Stanton Elementary, where we are soaring our way to college! I feel privileged to serve all of the students and parents at STANTON. I am grateful for our outstanding staff of teachers and support personnel who make our school a great place for all children to learn.  The Stanton community has high expectations for every students, staff, and parent and has made the commitment to work collaboratively to ensure that all students succeed and are prepared for college and the work place. We believe there are “no excuses” for not doing your best each and every day. This year you and your child will learn how to prepare your path to college.

We take the job of helping every student succeed to heart.  However, it is too big for teachers to accomplish alone. The research states that parents have an important role in setting the path of future success. Your children need your support and encouragement. They need to see your interest in their learning. They need to see you working hand-in-hand with their teacher. They need to know you expect them to do their best. Stanton has been a very successful school because we have parents who support their children and who instill in them a desire to achieve.

Our Parent/Student Handbook will provide you with general information about our school’s NEU philosophy, programs, policies and procedures. You will learn about the high expectations we have for all students at Stanton. You will see that all of our students will know what year they will graduate high school and that college comes next.  It is our commitment as a school community to do whatever it takes for your child to be successful in school. We are looking forward to a great year!

This will be my 11th year at Stanton. Yet, I have been working in the field of education for over 20 years. I began my career as a reading teacher and preschool teacher in Pennsylvania. In 1996, I moved to southern California and began working for Fontana Unified School District. I was Principal of NEU at Mango for nine years during that time the school earned the California Distinguished Honor two times.  I was born and raised in New Jersey but now call California my home. My husband, Steve and I, have two young boys, Joseph (17) and Eric (15). They attend GHS  here in Glendora.  Life outside of school is consumed with running Westland Carpet One (our family store- come by if you need anything), and supporting my own children’s educational endeavors.

It is my deepest privilege to serve as the principal of Stanton Elementary. I love this community, our school, our parents, our staff and our students.  If there is any way that I can assist you, please do not hesitate to call or drop by the office.


Sara Najarro,  Ed. D.