Principal's Message

Phone: 503-824-3536



Welcome to the 2020-21 School Year

Mario Alba, Colton Elementary School Principal 

Mario Alba comes to us as a successful and recognized school leader with over two decades experience as a school principal.  He has served as a school leader in Reynolds, Woodburn, Hillsboro, North Clackamas and most recently in Mulino.

 In addition to his years as principal, Mr. Alba served as a commissioner for the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission, and is a founding leader of the Oregon Association of Latino Administrators.


As a father of four children and grandfather of eight, Mr. Alba said he is looking forward to working and supporting the students, staff and families of Colton.  "I am most excited about serving a small community where everyone is family."  


When Mr. Alba isn't at school, you might find him cheering at college football games or playing with his grandchildren in the park.


We feel very fortunate to welcome Mr. Alba to our Colton Schools.  Please take a moment to introduce yourself and help Mr. Alba feel welcome!