Welcome Message from Principal Daruty

  • Dear Webster Community,

    It is with great pride an excitement that I welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year! I am honored to be the newly appointed Principal of Webster Elementary.  I am grateful for the opportunity to lead a school with such a rich tradition of education.

    I have been dedicated to the field of education for over twenty years, 15 of which have been in rewarding service to the students of SMMUSD. I have been a 2nd-5th classroom teacher, (K-5) Instructional Coach through the Cotsen Foundation, Coordinator of the Beginning Teacher Induction Program and Assistant Principal. These positions have prepared me to be a knowledgeable partner in your child’s educational success. Teaching and learning is not only my career, it is also my passion.

    Throughout this year I plan to celebrate and honor student achievement; learn from and observe the student-centered, authentic learning experiences that our expert teachers provide; cultivate strong relationships between students, staff, teachers, parents and the community; and foster an environment where students have opportunities to cultivate the global competencies of character, citizenship, collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking. As your principal, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors-teachers, students and parents are excited about learning and feel safe to grow here. This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun and nurturing environment.

    All of us at Webster are eager to begin what promises to be an extraordinary year. This year we welcome several new members to our teaching staff. I look forward to experiencing how their talents will contribute to our collective success as a school. I invite you to visit, email, or call if you have any concerns, questions or celebrations you would like to share with me.  I have no doubt it is going to be an amazing year, and I am so excited to be a part of the Webster family.

    Your proud principal,

    Ms. Lila Daruty