Glen View Elementary gets a new principal

Former Glen View Elementary School Principal Corina Sapien, right, has been with the school for seven years.

Glen View Elementary School will start the school year with a new principal, Christine Pereira Vasquez, who replaces seven-year veteran Corina Sapien.
Pereira Vasquez began her teaching career at the Salinas City Elementary School Districtt where she taught kindergarten for five years. She came to GUSD in 2005 to continue teaching elementary students. In her most recent assignment, she was an academic coach for Eliot and Glen View Elementary Schools providing training and support to staff with lesson plans, new curriculum implementation, and professional development.
”I have also continued my own educational journey so that I can continue to make a difference,” said Pereira Vasquez. “I am very excited to be carrying on the school’s vision, working with incredible staff, and making a positive difference for our students and families. ”
District Superintendent Dr. Deborah A. Flores praised her.
 “Through her work as the Academic Coach at Glen View, she has become very familiar with the school and has developed a strong working relationship with staff,” she said.
Pereira Vasquez, 39,  lives in Gilroy with her husband and two children, Maleah, 9, who will be going into the 4th grade at Eliot Elementary and son Tristan, 15, who will be going into the 10th grade at Christopher High School. She began her new position Aug. 4.
Sapien, the former principal who was with the District for 28 years in various capacities, will be Administrator for District Relations representing the Sobrato Early Academic Literacy (SEAL) program. The SEAL program is designed to build the capacity of preschools and elementary schools to develop the language and literacy skills of young Spanish-speaking English Learner children and to close the academic achievement gap by fourth grade.
Five schools within GUSD have implemented the SEAL program – Antonio Del Buono, Eliot, El Roble, Glen View, and Rucker Elementary Schools.