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Welcome Diane Prystas, Roy Cloud's New Principal

I am new to the Roy Cloud community and feel so fortunate to be a part of it!

My entire professional career has been in the field of education in both private and public settings.  I began as a classroom teacher and after 12 years began moving into leadership roles, earning my Administration credential and then moving into the role of Principal, where I have been serving for the past 15 years.  I’ve served in several Bay Area school districts, working with communities of high and low income students, communities with high and not so high family involvement, schools with high numbers of second language learners, and students with special needs ranging in ages from 4-12.

I have a passion for people, growth and development – in children and adults.  I’m highly motivated, with positive energy, as well as a sense of calm – which is so needed in our profession. I love what I do and I believe in the progress that can be made when we have a dedicated group of teachers, parents, community and administrators all working together toward a common goal.  

As a resident of Redwood City, in my non-school hours, you may see me hiking, biking, in a yoga class, visiting downtown, completing household and garden projects with my fiance, or traveling up and down the coast for family fun. 

I look forward to getting to know you all and collaborating with you in our years together at Roy Cloud.