• Dear Leo Croce Community,

    My name is Dr. Sara Subbiondo, and I am honored to serve as Croce’s interim principal. I am looking forward to a very successful end to the school year.

    Over my 27 years in education, I have taught students from preschool to high school; led LVJUSD’s YouthBuild Program for the past two years; and most recently, served as acting vice principal at both East Avenue Middle School and Joe Michell TK-8. I have really enjoyed working with elementary and middle school students, and look forward to building upon that at Croce. Additional fun facts: I earned my PhD in Transformative Studies, with a dissertation focused on social agency and sustainability in the Aeolian Islands, Italy. I speak both Italian and Spanish.

    Student and parent engagement is really important to me. In the coming weeks, I look forward to connecting with students and families as I visit classrooms, engage during recess and lunch, and make myself available before and after school. Please feel free to reach out via email or phone with any questions or concerns. Since my name is a bit long, feel free to call me Dr. Sib for short. I am eager to learn more about this incredible community and excited to get to know your amazing children!  

    With gratitude, 

    Dr. Sara Subbiondo aka “Dr. Sib”