Principal's Message

Ms. Shannon Wyatt

Phone: (626)974-4300


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Ms. Shannon Wyatt

Hello Cypress Cubs,

First and foremost let me say how honored I am to be the principal of Cypress Elementary School.  Before coming to Covina-Valley, I spent nine years as a principal in central Orange County and 10 years as a classroom teacher before that. I believe that embracing a growth mindset, positive energy, and a dedication to developing a student-focused environment are the keys to a successful school.

The 2019-2020 school year will be here before you know it and we have many terrific things to be proud of this year.  We are excited to share the responsibility of educating your children and look forward to a strong partnership with you throughout the school year.

At Cypress School students "Rock Their Reading".  This will be our central focus for the 2019-2020 school year. Our school theme this year is "Dream Big". We encourage you to share your hopes and dreams with your students as we will be focusing on the power of having dreams and setting goals.

It is with great joy that we are partnering with Code to the Future to offer a fully embedded computer science curriculum, along with Chromebooks for all of our students from Transitional Kindergarten through fifth grade.  The language of computers, or coding, will be our students’ second language.  We look forward to having our families and community members join us each trimester at our Epic Builds to showcase the skills and knowledge that our students have attained in the area of computer science. 

Cypress School takes PRIDE in developing a community of respectful, responsible, and successful citizens.  PRIDE, stands for our core character traits of Purpose, Respect, Individual responsibility, Do the right thing, and always Expect excellence.

I feel so fortunate to work with such a wonderful staff, amazing students, and supportive families. I am looking forward to an exciting school year!


Shannon Wyatt