Principal's Message

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! My name is Diane Lew and I am the new principal of Imperial Elementary School. I am so honored to be part of such a dedicated and collaborative community!


I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself. I have been with the Orange Unified School District for 14 years. For the last five years, I served as principal of Cambridge Elementary School. Prior to that assignment, I was one of the Orange Unified School District’s special education coordinators. Before moving into administration, I worked as an education specialist in both SDC and Inclusive Schooling programs. I also have experience as an elementary and middle school general education teacher with the Los Angeles Unified School District. I hold a bachelor’s degree in physical education from San Francisco State University, a master’s degree in educational administration from National University, and a doctoral degree in educational leadership from San Diego State University. I have a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, an Education Specialist Instructional Credential for Mild to Moderate Disabilities, as well as an Administrative Services Credential.


On a personal note, I have been married for seventeen years and have a 10-year old son going into 5th grade and an eleven-year old daughter going into 6th grade. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, traveling, camping, going to Disneyland, and relaxing at the beach.


I look forward to meeting each and every one of you and getting to know your incredible children throughout the school year. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns at or (714) 997-6282.


Very Sincerely,

Diane Lew, Ed.D.


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