Carmel Portillo 


Hello students and families!

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2022-2023 school year as Belleview’s new Superintendent-Principal! After being a teacher and parent here for the past five years, I am so proud to continue to serve our school community.  

Belleview is a special place at the heart of a close-knit community in which I have grown to deeply love as a teacher and parent.  I recognize the special impact that each individual teacher has on student success and the vital role of each staff member who together create an excellent place for students to learn and grow.  

This is my 15th year in education, having previously taught 2nd through 5th grades in Los Angeles, Los Altos, and abroad in Central America.  Though this is my first year as an administrator, I know first-hand that Belleview’s long-standing traditions, positive school culture, and our unique, small school setting are the cornerstones of what makes our school so special.  Every day, we are driven by our vision of academic excellence and our mission to ensure all students have meaningful learning experiences, empowering them to succeed in an ever-changing world!

I look forward to the future of Belleview with you, and wishing all of our students a successful school year!