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la tonya cruthird

Ms. Cruthird

A Message from the Principal – La Tonya Cruthird

Greetings and welcome to Cooper Elementary School, the home of the Comets!  I am thrilled that you have decided to view our school’s website in order to learn more about the wonderful students, staff, and programs we have to offer.  Cooper Elementary School has a reputation of excellence and we will continue to strive to become the best.  We are about to embark upon a new school year with great enthusiasm and anticipation of new opportunities that will enhance our instructional program and school community as a whole.

We are committed to providing innovative lessons to our students, incorporating technology in order to meet the needs of the 21st century learner. 

Our school community is dedicated to providing our students with a well-rounded educational experience.  While the core curriculum is provided for all students, we believe that it is critical to provide leadership opportunities, character education and exposure to the technologies in order to prepare students to compete with their global counterparts.

We encourage you to visit our beautiful school and see that we are a school committed to children, with a college and career focus.  You will find that this is a vibrant and engaging community of teachers and learners.  To our parents, we believe that your involvement is an essential component to the academic success of your child.   I encourage you to visit our website often, meet your child’s teacher and to get engaged in all that Cooper has to offer.  Your participation in our school is needed and greatly appreciated!

I look forward to partnering with you on behalf of our future leaders as we are Building Better Futures!


La Tonya E. Cruthird


Assistant Principal:                 rebecca pinto

It is with great pride and excitement that I introduce myself as the Assistant Principal of Cooper Elementary School.  I have been part of the Vacaville Unified School District for the last sixteen years serving at the middle school level. It is an honor to have the opportunity to work with a dedicated staff at the elementary level that serves our students in a school which has established a rich  tradition of excellence in education. The staff is committed to ensuring that every child gets an excellent academic foundation inspiring them to become responsible, respectful, and successful individuals.

 I look forward to supporting them and partnering with our families, community, staff, and students  in creating a safe, caring, inclusive, and respectful learning environment.  

Warmest regards,

Rebecca Pinto

Assistant Principal



Comets don't quit, we've got grit!