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Our Principal

Message from the Principal

Welcome Monte Gardens Community!


First off, I want to share that I am the proud principal of Monte Gardens Elementary! Let me begin by introducing myself to all of you. This school year will be my 28th year as an educator. I have my multiple subject credential from the University of San Diego.  I have spent the majority of my career as a K-2 classroom teacher. I have taught in the Bronx, Oakland, Moraga and now in Concord. I loved my time in the classroom supporting student learning. I also have my Master’s in Counseling and Pupil Personnel Services Credential from St. Mary’s College. I was also a School Counselor for four years in TK-8 at multiple sites where I had the opportunity to focus on student and adult social emotional learning. I earned my administrative credential from CSU East Bay. In my experience as an administrator, I have learned that my focus is to be here to support the students,  families and staff. I am here for you! Please do not hesitate to ask how I can support you and your family this year.

In my “spare time” you can find me busy with my own family, paddle boarding and with my dogs Reese's Peanut Butter Pup and Petey.

Best wishes for a wonderful school year!

Bess Inzeo

Monte Gardens Elementary School Principal

Ms. Bess Inzeo, Principal

Ms. Bess Inzeo Principal

Universal Meals:

Breakfast (7:45 am - 8:05 am), Second Chance Breakfast (during brunch) and lunch are available for all students each day on campus.


Supporting your children to arrive at school on time and attend school daily is an essential part of your student’s success in school. However, if your student is sick, please contact the Monte Gardens Elementary School office to report the absence.

Friendly Reminders on Traffic Procedures:

Please keep in mind that safety is our top priority. Traffic at Monte Gardens requires extra patience as we are all learning the traffic flow. Please obey all prescribed traffic laws at all times. Do your best to keep driveways clear for our neighbors to exit and enter their property without being blocked. 

Please adhere to all stop signs and yield to pedestrians who are crossing the streets. Pedestrians when crossing the street please ONLY use the crosswalks.  Follow all directions from the campus noon supervisors and parent volunteers.  For those not wishing to be involved in the traffic jams which ensue, I would recommend legally parking somewhere further away from campus and walking to and from pickup and drop off.  There is no Monte Gardens family parking at the district office next door. With your help, we can ensure each and every student of ours gets to school and arrives home safely.

Thank you for your support!