Principal’s Message

Cara Ramsey, PrincipalA Message from Curie’s Principal

Dear Curie Families,

My name is Cara Ramsey and I am thrilled to be a part of the Curie family.  Curie is known across the district as a warm and welcoming school with a fierce dedication to academic excellence. As your newly appointed principal, I look forward to working collaboratively with our students, staff, and families to provide the best educational experiences for all of our children.

I grew up in Burbank, Ca. My brother, sister, and I grew up living and breathing education.  Our school day was never over as we went from our classroom teachers, to our mom and dad at home who also happened to be educators.  Our dinner conversations, weekend activities, and family vacations were all steeped in education to some degree.

I attended The University of San Diego where I earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Diversified Liberal Arts with a concentration in Marine Biology and a Multiple Subject CLAD Teaching Credential.   I have a Master of Arts in Leadership Studies, and an Administrative Credential through the Educational Leadership Development Academy at USD as well.

I began my educational career as a classroom teacher. My first fifteen years with the district I taught second through sixth grade.  Before coming to Curie I was at the District Office for a year in the department of Leadership and Learning.  I served as an English Language Arts Common Core Cluster Support Teacher for Area 4, where I served 20 schools sites supporting principals and teachers in collaboratively defining and executing their literacy goals.

As I said before, I am a firm believer in working collaboratively with students, staff, and parents to build and maintain a strong learning community.  I am dedicated to making sure that our work here is meaningful and productive so that our students continue to receive the strongest comprehensive education possible.

I look forward to meeting and working collaboratively with you this school year. Please feel free to stop in and say hello, as my door is always open. You can also contact me via phone (858) 453-4184 or email (


Cara Ramsey