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Meet Your Principal

Dr. Omaira Lee

Dr. Omaira Lee


Dr. Omaira Lee is honored to be serving as principal of San Marino Elementary School where all scholars are Ramtastic Scholars. Because of this San Marino beams with pride and has received several accolades - California Distinguished School, Title I Academic Achievement School, 2016 California Business for Education Excellence Honor Roll School and 2017 PBIS Coalition Silver Award winner. This is Dr. Lee’s 12th year in administration.  She has a vast amount of experience having served as an elementary classroom teacher, resource teacher/reading specialist, Reading First literacy coach, assistant principal, principal and her work at Riverside County Office of Education as a Coordinator. 

Dr. Lee earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma.  She later received her Master’s Degree from Cal State University, Fullerton holding both a credential and a certificate in Reading.  Continuing her lifelong love of learning, Dr. Lee received her Doctorate of Education in K-12 Leadership from University of Southern California in 2010.

At San Marino we strive to encourage, inspire and support ALL scholars as they develop the skills to be self-directed, life-long learners and contributing members of the community.  San Marino has highly qualified teachers whose core values include integrity, excellence, teamwork, leadership, and equality.  Working collaboratively, they create an instructional program that is comprehensive and engaging to meet the needs of the 21st Century learner and prepare our scholars for college, career, and life.

As you enter our doors, you will see a variety of strategies being used from whole group instruction to small group instruction to Kagan strategies that promote cooperation and communication. Scholars are engaged, held to high expectations, and set goals for academic success. As a result, we cultivate and create opportunities for our Ramtastic Scholars to be consumers of technology, creative problem solvers, effective communicators, and productive citizens of a world that is ever-changing and diverse.

We recognize that this is an audacious goal that is predicated on teamwork from teachers, scholars and parents. Thus, we ask for parent partnership in working together to provide the best education possible for our scholars. Parent involvement is crucial in reaching the goal of academic success.

Dr. Lee’s goal for 2017-2018 school year is to become an AVID academic community where scholars, staff, and parents work together to create continuous improvement and provide learning opportunities to 21st Century learning and pathways to College and Career in a safe, secure unified cooperative school community.  The future is now and we can’t wait to erase the inequities in our school. We have to make education more equitable for ALL scholars. Dr. Lee is committed to supporting scholars, teachers, and the community as we look forward to another outstanding school year.