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Meet Your Principal

Dr. Omaira Lee

Dr. Omaira Lee






Dr. Omaira Lee is honored to serve as principal of San Marino Elementary School where all scholars are RAMTASTIC. San Marino has received several accolades - California Distinguished School, Title I Academic Achievement School, 2019 California Business for Education Excellence Honor Roll and 2018 PBIS Silver Award winner and recently, an AVID showcase school.

San Marino staff strive to encourage, inspire and support ALL scholars to be self-directed, life-long learners and contributing members of the community using a variety of strategies.  Scholars are engaged, held to high expectations, and set SMART goals for academic success. We cultivate and create opportunities for our RAMTASTIC scholars to be consumers of technology, creative and innovative problem solvers, effective communicators, cooperative collaborators, critical thinkers, productive citizens with conscientious character, and set high expectations for them to display the R.A.M.S. motto (Respectful, Act Kindly, Make Responsible Choices, and Safety Minded).

Dr. Lee’s goal for 2020-2021 school year is two fold;  One - serve the needs of students and families inclusive of keeping scholars safe and providing interventions during this pandemic and to establish a pathway for San Marino School to be a lighthouse AVID school where scholars, staff, and parents have access to create continuous improvement and provide equitable learning opportunities conducive to 21st Century learning including STEAM, Project Based Learning, and a college and career future-ready path.

This is Dr. Lee’s 15th year in administration and 27th year in education,   having served as an elementary classroom teacher, resource teacher/reading specialist, Reading First literacy coach, assistant principal, principal and Coordinator at Riverside County Office of Education.  She earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Masters of Science in Reading Education from California State University of Fullerton and her Doctorate in K-12 Leadership from University of Southern California.  Continuing her love of learning, she attends AVID training, ACSA Academies, and other professional workshops.

Dr. Lee is committed to supporting scholars, teachers, and the community as we look forward to another RAMTASTIC school year. Finally, when not working Dr. Lee enjoys hanging out with her mother and two older daughters Rachel and Jasmine.