Dear Families,

I would like to extend a warm hello to you! As the Principal of Ellwood Elementary School, I look forward to building rewarding relashionsips with each of your children, and you, as we learn and grow through the year.

I have been in education for 25 years. After teaching fourth and fifth grades in both suburban Chicago and Goleta, I served as the Coordinator of Instructional Media and Technology for the Goleta Union School District before taking over as the Mountain View Elemntary School Principal in 2009. In 2017, I moved to Ellwood School. While I loved working at Mountain View School, I was also excited for the move since I taught at Ellwood in 2003-2004 and loved the school and the community.  I have a Bachelor's in Economics and History from St Olaf College and a Master's in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of St. Thomas, both in Minnesota. My wife Alexandra and I have two high school sons who attended school in Goleta Union School District, so I have an appreciation of the Goleta schools as both an educator and a parent.

I am looking forward to this school year with each of you and your children. Wer have many adventures in store!



Ned Schoenwetter