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We welcome all of our students in TK to 5th grade back to campus for in-person learning for the 2021-22 school year. Please visit our CCUSD COVID-19 Landing Page for additional details.
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August 2021

Dear Farragut Foxes,

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! It is with great excitement that I am joining the Farragut family as your principal. I am proud to be a part of a culture grounded in rich tradition and academic excellence. Through collaboration and putting the needs of every child first, I believe that together we can help every child thrive. 

I am overjoyed to be returning to the Culver City Unified School District after spending two years as an assistant principal in the Wiseburn Unified School District. Prior to being a school administrator, I was an elementary classroom teacher in CCUSD for 7 years and another 3 years at a Waldorf-inspired charter school. 

I believe that all students are entitled to receive and have access to an equitable, challenging, and engaging education. With an instructional background in Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI), Readers Workshop, and Writers Workshop, I am committed to building classroom communities that give students agency and voice in their learning. My vision for Farragut is to support teachers in providing students with an educational experience that inspires and motivates them to be lifelong learners and caring contributors to the world around them. Our goal is to provide a nurturing environment that meets the individual needs of each student, both academically and socially.

The past eighteen months have challenged staff, students, and families to find innovative ways to ensure that students had a continuity of learning and a community connection. This upcoming school year will have several additions to the school staff to make sure that we are supporting the needs of all Farragut students as we transition back to all in-person learning, including an assistant principal, new instructional coaches, a new counselor, and an MTSS site specialist to monitor student data. I am also thankful to Rebecca Ngo, whose vision and leadership have paved the way for Farragut’s success over the past few years. 

As we plan for a full return to school that may look different than previous years, our focus remains the same: Ensuring growth, belonging, and connection for the whole child and every child. I am looking forward to getting to know you in the coming year. 

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Our office is open physically and accessible by appointment. We do appreciate a phone call or email before you stop by so we can serve you efficiently and safely. I look forward to working closely together this year!

We are excited for the opportunity to work with you and your child to provide a safe and productive learning environment. I encourage you to stop in or call me to share ideas, concerns, or questions. I wish your family, and especially your student, great success this school year.


In partnership,

Katie Masterson