• Meadows Principal






    Principal’s Message


    It is with great excitement that I welcome you to the 2023-2024 school year. I am looking forward to a wonderful year full of fun and learning. Welcome to our new and returning Marvelous Meadows Mustang families! It is a true privilege to be part of a community where parents, teachers, staff and students build positive relationships that support academic and social growth.


    Over the past 26 years, I have worked as a classroom teacher, school administrator and district office administrator. I began my career in Seoul, South Korea teaching English. After returning home to Foster City, where I grew up, I spent most of my educational career in the Milpitas Unified School District. I taught at the elementary level for twelve years, and then became both a site and district level administrator. As I embark on my sixteenth year as an administrator, I am extremely excited to build on the foundation we built together last year. I look forward to furthering our work on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and high levels of academic learning for all our Meadows Mustangs.


    Our dedicated Meadows staff has been hard at work preparing to meet the individual needs of all our students, and are eager to begin the 23/24 school year. As your principal, it is my number one priority that our students feel loved, safe, and valued at school. I strongly believe that in order for students to be successful in school, they need to have strong relationships with their teachers and other staff members. At Meadows, we put those relationships above all else. As we come out of the pandemic, this philosophy is more important than ever. Our teachers and staff are deeply invested in ensuring that our students thrive this year both academically and emotionally.


    I am also thrilled to share with you that we have a complete PTO Board. Thanks to an incredibly collaborative group of parent volunteers and to our new PTO co-presidents, Ava Laurora and Angela Hui. I could not be more pleased to begin our school year with a dedicated PTO that is going to make a significant difference in the lives of our children. 


    Thank you to all who have helped prepare for the new school year, especially our office manager, Mrs. Zahursky and our custodial staff, Alfredo Melendrez and Brian Nutting. Thank you also to our Meadows teachers and support staff; your commitment to ensuring that Meadows remains a celebrated and successful school is awe-inspiring.


    It remains an honor and a privilege to serve as your principal. Please stop by and say hello anytime. Together, I am confident we will make this school year one of growth and achievement for all our Meadows Mustangs!



    With much respect,

    Catherine Waslif