Santiago Spotlight

Please help us in celebrating the following Santanas for their contributions to our school and community!



Volunteer of the Month


November/December Volunteer of the Month

Thank you to our parent volunteer Elizabeth Gomez who helps out regularly in home ec with the sewing and cooking units. We are so grateful for her support!



Chad Fleager

Chad Fleager teacher spotlight

Mr. Fleager is Santiago's newest social studies teacher. He has been teaching our 7th and 8th students since August 2017.

He attended El Rancho Middle School before it became a charter. His favorite memories of El Rancho are Yo-Yo's, playing the saxophone, and after school sports.

After attending community college Mr. Fleager graduated from Concordia University, Irvine. 

When asked about his favorite sports team, he said "I root for the Greenbay Packers and the Mighty Ducks." His favorite ice cream flavor is anything with a cookie dough base and his favorite TV show is Longmire.

One interesting fact about Mr. Fleager, "Becoming a father was the coolest thing that ever happened to me."


Cynthia Natalia Lacan

Santiago is proud to recognize Santiago student Cynthia Natalia Lacan, 7th grade winner of the Fleet Reserve Association essay contest. Cynthia's essay on Americanism "What Patriotism Means to Me" went on to win first local, regional and then continued forward to be awarded first place at the national level. Congratulations Cynthia! We are very proud of your accomplishment!