Principals' Message

Dr. Brunasso

Dr. Misty Brunasso is honored to be the principal at California Elementary home of the iInspire Academy where Technology and Language Flourish! iInspire Academy is the premier public one-to-one Take Home iPad School for grades TK-5, and a Spanish Dual Immersion program. She looks forward to a year of collaborating and building partnerships with the students, teachers, and the community. Dr. Brunasso has dedicated her career to the Orange Unified School District where she has served as an educator for 21 years. She began her career as an elementary classroom teacher. Throughout her time in Orange Unified, Dr. Brunasso served as a Teacher on Special Assignment focusing on English Learners, an Instructional Specialist focusing on Dual Immersion and currently Principal at California Elementary.

Dr. Brunasso received a Bachelor’s degree, Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential, and Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction and Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Cal State University Fullerton.  She also holds an Administrative Credential and Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Grand Canyon University. As a lifelong educator, Dr. Brunasso is passionate about fostering a positive school culture and climate where every child can be successful. Her highest priority is for students to be connected, treated with respect, and able to learn in a safe and engaging school environment. Her personal mission is to ensure students are excited to attend school each day, passionate about their learning, equipped to problem solve, and can influence and contribute positively to their community.

As an Orange County native and OUSD alumni Dr. Brunasso shares her life with her husband Joe, and daschunds Riley and Lucy. She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling. It is with great enthusiasm that she leads California Elementary staff and community and is looking forward to an incredible school year!