Meet the Administrators

Suzanne Cicala, Principal

Suzanne Cicala is an experienced teacher, instructional coach, and school administrator with over 25 years of educational experience.  Ms. Cicala was an elementary school principal for eight years in her previous district.  During that time, she established her school as one of the first Bay Area Leader in Me Schools, which received the recognition of Leader in Me Lighthouse Status and the 2020 Santa Clara County Hoffmann Award. 

Ms. Cicala believes in establishing shared values and high expectations, as well as, empowering students, parents and colleagues in leadership.  Ms. Cicala is passionate about the arts and believes that they are a critical component of a well-rounded education.  She is also highly dedicated to creating high-quality learning environments that develop the whole person and the greatest potential of every child. 

Ms. Cicala completed her M.A. in Education Administration and Supervision and her teaching credential at San Jose State University and received her B.A. in Dance from UCLA.  Ms. Cicala is also a National Board Certified Teacher.

Rene Michel, Assistant Principal

Mr. Michel has been a teacher exclusively at Linda Vista Elementary School for over 26 years.  He has been a second, third, and fifth grade teacher.  He is a graduate of San Jose State University.  He enjoys playing music.  He started the Linda Vista Rock Band in 2015.  He has been a member and chairman of the Linda Vista School Site Council.  He enjoys taking the 5th grade students to Camp Campbell Outdoor Science Camp.