Principal's Message

I am excited and honored to be the Principal at Escalante Elementary.

For the past seven years I have been at Horizonte Instruction and Training Center as a teacher, Dean of Students and an assistant principal. I am committed to ensuring that your child is engaged in innovative and joyful learning experiences. My intention is that Escalante will shape its students into successful citizens ready to embrace opportunities for continuous growth and leadership wherever they go. 

I am looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. I recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school. I know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities. We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:

  1. Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day’s learning experience
  2. Completes all homework assignments given by teachers
  3. Reads 20 minutes daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills
  4. Informs you if he/she needs additional support in any area or subject


As the custodians of your child’s academic success, you can expect us to:

  1. Always put your child’s social, emotional and physical safety first
  2. Support and expect instructional excellence from your child’s teachers
  3. Be present and available to you when you have any questions or concerns about your child’s experience at school


The wonderful Escalante staff and I feel privileged to be a part of this school family. We thank you for your support and look forward to meeting you. I would like to take the opportunity to visit with you at Escalante. I will be available to visit with you during school hours. (If these hours don’t work, please stop by at your convenience or call me for an appointment.)

I look forward to getting to know you and working to make Escalante the best school for your child.




Haloti Liava’a

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