Meet the Principal


I would like to welcome the Horace Cureton Elementary School Community to another year of fun, discovery and exploration! I am extremely proud and very excited to be a Cureton Cougar!

As Principal, it is with great anticipation and eagerness that I join an amazing community of creators, innovators and lifelong learners. I look forward to collaborating with parents, staff and students to provide a positive school environment that provides rigorous instruction through sincere and meaningful relationships that nurture kindness and resilience.

I come to serve the Cureton community with 16 years of teaching experience and 3 years as an Administrator in Alum Rock. My experience in the middle school has given me the lens to adequately prepare all our students in their foundational skills and knowledge in their early grades for success as they navigate through the upper grades. I strongly believe in building relationships to enhance cooperation among all stakeholders to engage ALL students. I believe in the inherent artistic creativity of every student, in its multitude of mediums and platforms, and its power for self expression and determination, and its effective means to show student learning.

I look forward to meeting everyone and continue this important work of preparing all of our students for success in school and in life!

Alfredo Acosta


Horace Cureton Elementary School

Alum Rock Union Elementary School District


For Further Assistance, please contact:

Maria Lovdahl

Administrative Assistant



Nancy Miller

Office Assistant