Principal's Message

Greetings Wildcat Families,


Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!  It is truly an honor to be the leader at Winchester Elementary School - a school rich in history and tradition. I am excited to start the school year and am looking forward to an outstanding year of exploration and learning. I am blessed to be the leader of a very dedicated, caring and professional team of teachers, instructional assistants and support staff.


I look forward to partnering with you to provide our students with a rigorous, engaging, and high-quality elementary school experience. Please know that you have my commitment to work hard to create a campus that fosters communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, innovation, and positive cross-cultural competence.


Over the past 23 years, I have served in a variety of teaching and educational leadership roles. I earned my Bachelor's degree from UCLA and my Master’s degree from Azusa Pacific University, where I studied Educational Leadership.  Most recently, I completed an Executive Juris Doctor degree in Education Law at Concord Law School. Being at WES is like “coming home” since I was a 4th grade teacher here during the 2006-2010 school years. During the 2011 school year, I transitioned to Administration where I was an Assistant Principal  for 2 years and then Principal at Jacob Wiens Elementary for the last 8 years. I am excited and eager to bring my skills as an educational leader to Wildcat Country and will work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success. I firmly believe in the proverb “It takes a village…” and am here to support you and your child through their primary educational experience.  


Educationally Yours,

Dr. Dana Childs-Mazzei