• La Costa Meadows Families and Community Members,
    I consider it a true honor to be serving as the principal of La Costa Meadows Elementary School for my third year, and a blessing to be a member of the LCM Community.  I began my career in education at La Costa Meadows as a 4th and 5th grade teacher.  I know this is a great place for children and families to learn and grow.  Throughout the years my family and I have attended Springfests, our famous Halloween Carnival, Picnic in the Park, and many other community events.  La Costa Meadows feels like home and I am thankful to work at this great school.  
    Throughout my career I have had the benefit of working closely with Jennifer Carter, and Andrea Holmes, our previous principals, and have learned from their exceptional leadership.  My career has been enriched by a wide variety of opportunities including serving as a teacher leader for the Essential Elements of Instruction, a One-to-One technology pilot teacher, participating in the districts American History Foundations grant, and serving as a Teacher on Special Assignment helping with the implementation of the Common Core Standards for Mathematics.  
    As an educator I value hard work, character education, and continuous learning for our students and staff.  
    Thank you for your continued support,
    Adam D. Klimas
    (760) 290-2121 

     Mrs. Stephens and Boys

    I am so honored and excited to be the assistant principal at La Costa Meadows Elementary. I have been in SMUSD since 2001, working as a teacher and at the district level on multiple committees and cadres. A few of my responsibilities have included the Essential Elements of Instruction Cadre, California Teaching Induction Support Provider, NGSS Science Cadre, Student Study Team Leader, a Cooperating Teacher for teachers in training, and the On-Site Liaison for CSUSM's Student Teacher program. These roles have sparked my passion for instructional leadership.

    I have three teenage boys who attend San Marcos High School and San Elijo Middle School. My oldest son is a senior. He is busy with AP classes and being a hurdler on the Knight's Varsity Track Team. My middle son is a sophomore. He is a running back on the Knight's football team and also is a sprinter on the track team. My youngest is an eighth grader. He plays both the acoustic and electric guitar.

    I am thrilled to be a part of the LCM family, building relationships with the staff, students, parents, and community. I am looking forward to a fantastic year!

    Julie Stephens

    Assistant Principal 

    (760) 290-2121