Dear Orestimba High School Families,

Welcome, new and returning Warriors!  My name is Vanessa Cron, and I am Orestimba High School’s new principal.  With nine years of school administration experience and nine years of teaching experience, a B.A. in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology from UC Santa Cruz and an M.S. in School Leadership from National University, I am prepared to guide your children to success.  Every Warrior has their own path with unique triumphs and challenges.  It is our mission at Orestimba High School to guide each Warrior to college or career readiness by graduation.

I have two children of my own who will attend Orestimba High School this year.  When we’re not at school, we enjoy camping, cooking, gardening and crafting.  Family time refills my cup so that I can refill the cups of others.

It is my honor and privilege to continue the great work of the former principal, Justin Pruett.  We will continue to address school culture, maintain high standards for teacher performance, increase academic expectations for all students and engage with the community.  I value the beautiful traditions of Orestimba High School and will ensure that our high graduation rate continues.  As always, our remarkable staff, involved parents and committed students will work together to make Orestimba High School the best high school for your students.

I want to get to know you.  Please join me.  Second Cup of Coffee will continue to be held on the second Friday of each month at 8:30am.  I’m eager to share our progress with Orestimba parents and community members.  I welcome your questions and feedback, and look forward to seeing you there.


Vanessa Cron

Principal of Orestimba High School