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Principal's Message

Dear Adams Community,

Welcome back to the 2023-24 school year!!  This year will be filled with exciting opportunities and new learning. My goal is to help engage each and every learner. At Adams, our staff sets high expectations through a warm and supportive environment. 

As your principal, I could not be happier to serve this great community!  I feel fortunate to work with our talented staff, amazing students, and supportive parents.  Adams Elementary is a truly a place where great things are happening for students on a daily basis!    I am a strong believer in educating the whole child - academics, arts, athletics and more through engaging instruction and high-quality programs.   Supporting our students to foster positive friendships and have an incredible elementary school experience is a high priority.

I have worked in education for 23 years serving as science/AVID teacher, assistant principal at middle and high school, principal of a K-8 school, executive director overseeing elementary/middle schools and now the Adams Elementary Principal within Newport Mesa.  On a personal side I spend my free time traveling, hiking and getting outdoors whenever possible. 






An excellent education is not possible without the great collaboration of students, parents, and staff.  It is important to me that we build a positive and nurturing environment together for our students, staff and community.  I welcome you to reach out to me if you have any questions, comments or concerns.

I hope you enjoy the remainder of your summer and are finding time to relax, smile and laugh with your family and friends.  

Let’s go All-Stars!
Dr. Joe Erven
Adams Elementary School