Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Families,

       As we begin the 2023-2024 school year, I hope that you and your family found the time to relax and enjoy the summer. My name is Juan Alvarez, and I am the principal of Doig Intermediate. I am very passionate about helping students maximize their potential and look forward to partnering with you to provide students with a high-quality educational experience.

       Before joining the Doig Intermediate team, I served in a variety of teaching and educational leadership roles. Some of the roles I have held included being a first, second, third, and sixth grade teacher at Russell Elementary, Riverdale Elementary, and Cook Elementary. I was also a Special Education teacher at Ralston Intermediate for six years. In addition to being a teacher, I was a Teacher on Special Assignment in the 7-12 Instructional Office. For five years, I worked at Santiago High School as an assistant principal. I have had the good fortune to work closely with the families of our community, and I am looking forward to continuing that support as the principal of Doig Intermediate.

        My academic background includes a Bachelors of Arts in English Literature from the University of California, Irvine and a Master of Arts in Special Education from Chapman University. Prior to attending college, I graduated from Los Amigos High School in 1997. I am very proud to have been a student of Garden Grove Unified School District as it prepared me for college and helped me in achieving a career that has been so rewarding. The same educational values that were taught to me, I hope to instill in our students by teaching them about the positive rewards of lifelong learning.

        I am confident that with the creativity and collaborative spirit of our Doig team, we will continue to offer an amazing education and school culture that connects students and families with their school. Thank you for the opportunity to serve your families in this role. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas you would to share.


Juan Alvarez
Doig Intermediate