Contact Somer Harding

Phone: 949-515-6970


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Principal's Message

Dear Newport Heights Families:


What a thrill it is to be back in Newport, in my very favorite neighborhood and principal of this fantastic school!  It has been a whirlwind of activities for me in 2016 getting to know this community and moving my home and getting settled, but I can report that I am starting to find a familiar rhythm and routine to my days and I am so happy to have arrived back home.  Many of you have already heard my story that I grew up in Newport, then moved to Ventura County to raise my family, both daughters are away at UCLA and UC Santa Cruz and now, my husband and I have moved home to be near both of our extended families.  What a great feeling.


This is a warm and welcoming school with so much to offer.  Wonderful teachers that enjoy their work and the students they teach, very generous and capable front office staff that get things done, behind the scenes support of instructional assistants, specialists and custodial staff, and supportive and engaged families that want the best for their students.  A perfect recipe for success.


I look forward to getting to know you and your children over time and doing my part to create the finest elementary school around.  With the strength and support of the PTA and The Foundation, we can align all resources to provide an excellent education for all children.  Please feel free to contact me at if I can be of any assistance to you.




Somer Harding