Juan Cabrillo Elementary School

5309 West 135th Street, Hawthorne, CA 90250 - (310) 725-5400

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Juan Cabrillo Elementary School

Name: Lisa Baggio

School: Juan Cabrillo Elementary


My lifelong dream has been to work with students of all ages and positively impact their lives. It was this attitude that led me to pursue a career in education. I obtained my BA from Chapman University, my Masters in Education from UC Irvine, and additionally I hold a Masters in Educational Leadership from UCLA. I have had the privilege of teaching in California and New York City in grades ranging from 1st to 6th. I have also been an elementary Teacher on Special Assignment(TOSA) and a middle school Assistant Principal. I am extremely excited about being a part of Cabrillo which is a place where we truly "grow and learn together!"

Principal's Message


Ms. Lisa Baggio

"Where we grow and learn together"

November 2017

     October was a productive month at Cabrillo.  We had many events such as Movie, Literary and Technology night.  In addition, we also kicked off our Watchdog program.  I want to thank our staff, PTA and parents for their on-going support of all our school activities!

     Our students also continue to participate in art, PE, Library and technology classes.  In November we will be hosting an Art gallery night for first and second graders.  This night will showcase the students art pieces.  We hope to see you all there!

     Cabrillo's academic continue to flourish.  Teachers are attending various training and lab days to support them in their implementation of Cognitively Guided Instruction in math.  In addition, they are working hard to alter/create assessments for our new English Language Arts curriculum "Wonders".  I am so proud of our staff's commitment to ensuring all students receive a rigorous standard based curriculum.

Noviembre 2017

     Octubre fue un mes productivo en Cabrillo.  Tuvimos muchos eventos como la Noche de Cine, Literaria y Tecnología.  Además, también iniciamos nuestro programa Watchdog.  Quiero agradecer a nuestro personal, a el PTA ya los padres por su continuo apoyo a todas nuestras actividades escolares!

     Nuestros alumnos también continúan participando en clases de arte, educación física, biblioteca y tecnología.  En noviembre tendremos una noche de galería de arte para los alumnos de primero y segundo grado.  Esta noche se exhibirán las piezas de arte de los alumnos.  Esperamos verlos a todos allí!

     Los académicos de Cabrillo continúan floreciendo.  Los maestros asisten a varios días de capacitación y laboratorio para apoyarlos en la implementación de la Instrucción guiada cognitivamente en matemáticas.  Además, están trabajando arduamente para modificar/crear evaluaciones para nuestro nuevo currículo "Maravillas" del Lenguaje Inglés.  Estoy muy orgullosa del compromiso de nuestro personal por garantizar que todos los alumnos reciban un riguroso plan de estudios estándar.

     Cabrillo is one of 390 exemplary California public elementary schools (re)named a 2012 California Distinguished School! In order to be invited to apply for Distinguished School honors, schools must meet a variety of eligibility criteria including designated federal and state accountability measures based on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and the Academic Performance Index (API) requirements.  The California Distinguished School Award identifies and honors those schools that have demonstrated educational excellence for all students and progress in narrowing the achievement gap.

A California

Distinguished School

     Juan Cabrillo Elementary was founded in 1949. It is one of the four elementary schools in the Wiseburn School District in the city of Hawthorne, California.

     After almost sixty years of service, the original structure of Juan Cabrillo Elementary was demolished in July of 2007 in order to make way for the district’s newest and most technologically advanced school. The new facilities opened in January of 2009.


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