• Meet Our Principal

    Mrs. Katie Francis

    Principal Katie FrancisMrs. Francis was raised in Escalon and attended Modesto Junior College and CSU Stanislaus where she graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies. Additionally, she completed the teaching credential program at CSU Stanislaus, during which time she served as a student teacher at Nile Garden Elementary School before being hired as a MUSD educator in 2006.  She continued her education by earning an Administrative Services Certificate and Credential from National University & UC Irvine. Mrs. Francis has experience teaching many different grade levels, and has previously served as a program coordinator, vice principal and Summer Learning Academy Principal.  Her entire professional career has been with Manteca Unified School District, with the last seven years spent as a school administrator.

    As she transitions into her new role as Shasta Elementary Principal, she is grateful for her support system, specifically husband Richard and children Wyatt (10) and Hannah (7). She understands it takes a village to raise a child and is thankful for her family as they play an essential role in her success as both a parent and school administrator.

    “I am humbled and honored by the opportunity afforded to me being named the Principal of Shasta Elementary School.  I thrive off the positive relationships that I build with students, families and staff members and I can’t wait to do the same within the Shasta community. I am committed to focusing on safety, equity and teaching essential standards for all students to meet their growth and achievement goals.  Using multi-tiered systems of support, our students will have opportunities for academic and behavior intervention and positive reinforcement. I know that teachers, paraprofessionals, custodians, clerks, administration, and school staff members working together WILL continue to create a positive environment where our Hornets feel safe and achieve learning goals.” – Mrs. Katie Francis