We are a National Distinguished Title I School, International Spanish Academy School, Dual Immersion School, and ELL Magnet School. Our dual immersion program began in September 2001 and expanded to become school-wide in 2012. We have a nurturing environment with high behavior expectations for safe, responsible, and respectful behavior.
We provide a cognitively demanding, bilingual education to students in our school community. Our goal is to create an environment where individual voice is valued, heard, and developed and ensure that each student has the foundational skills necessary to engage in the critical thinking that is necessary to be an active member of their community.
Leigh Santy, Principal
Leigh Santy has been principal at Garfield Elementary since December 2012. Ms. Santy has worked in the Corvallis School District since 2001. She began her work in Corvallis teaching 1st-3rd grade at Garfield in the Dual Language Immersion Program. She later worked at the district office as the English Language Learner (ELL) Instructional Coach, ELL Coordinator, and Title I Program Coordinator.