Dear Rio Seco Families,

I am so excited to join the Rio Seco community! I am proud to share that my entire professional journey has been here in Santee.  I served as a student teacher, teacher, Vice Principal, and now I've been a Principal in the district for the last 12 years at three of our schools.  I did enjoy a brief few months at Rio a couple years ago, and I can't wait to get to see old friends, and meet new students and families as well.  

I believe my greatest strengths as a Principal include my communication and visibility on campus.  You will regularly see me in the parking lot, so please give me a wave!  I will also be in constant communication with my weekly Parent Bulletin.  Make sure to check your email every Friday afternoon to get updates on the latest happenings at at our school.  

Our school motto is Be A STAR! Be Safe. Be Respectful. Be Responsible. Be A STAR!

I look forward to seeing exactly what makes Rio Seco a school of STARS!    


Name:  Stephanie Southcott
Email Address: [email protected]
Phone number:619-956-5500