Announcing New Principal at LMS


Dear La Mariposa Families,

I am very pleased to announce that Claudia Stepan will be the new principal for La Mariposa School. Mrs. Stepan comes to La Mariposa with 19 years of experience in elementary education. She began her career as a teacher with Ventura Unified School District in 2001. She taught Kindergarten, 3rd grade, and GATE during her 13 years in the classroom. She began her administrative role with PVSD as Dean at Tierra Linda Elementary School. After two years, she became the principal of Camarillo Heights STEM Academy, where she worked for the last four years.

Mrs. Stepan values building collaborative relationships, a positive school culture, and helping all students excel academically, socially, and emotionally. Mrs.Stepan's vision aligns well with the direction of La Mariposa and we are collaborating to ensure a smooth transition. I am confident you are in good hands.


Justine Wienken

Principal, La Mariposa

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