Linda Vista


Deborah Hatchell-Carter Our Principal

My name is Deborah Hatchell-Carter and I am the principal of Linda Vista Elementary.  I grew up in San Diego and have lived here in San Diego with my extended and immediate family for 45 years.  I hold several degrees and credentials, including a dual Bachelor's degree in regular and special education from D'Youville College in New York and a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from U.S.D. in San Diego. 
Part of my extensive experience in education includes 22 years teaching general and special education children in grades K-5 and working as a literary administrator, professional learning coach, teacher mentor, and vice-principal. I believe in educating the whole child: parents and teachers working together make the difference in the academic and social-emotional success of out children.  I am proud to be a member of the Linda Vista community.  Dolphin Pride!