Meet the Principal

Dear Community Members:

My name is Iván Montes and I am proud to serve you as the Principal of San Antonio Elementary School. As a San José native and graduate of public schools, I am committed to ensuring students in our community continue to have access to an education that humanizes them and provides them the tools to navigate our society and have life options. My parents immigrated to the Bay Area without the ability to speak English and by modeling dedication they raised me and my family to believe that through education and hard work we would be able to achieve a better life. From the support and guidance of caring community members and teachers, I was the first in my family to graduate from college. After graduating from the University of California Santa Barbara, I went on to obtain my doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Pennsylvania.

I am continuously inspired by our students and am proud to serve our vibrant community. Since we opened our doors, San Antonio Elementary has successfully built a community that is rooted in the dedication and positive working relationships among students, parents, and school staff.

On behalf of the entire San Antonio staff, I would like to express our commitment to providing a quality educational program with a safe, caring, and educationally challenging environment. We are confident that by working together, our students' educational journey will be exciting, meaningful, demanding and productive.

Sincerely,

Dr. Iván Montes
Principal, San Antonio Elementary School