Welcome Back Voyagers!
Dear Sumac Families:
Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! I am honored to serve as your principal and am excited to work with you to ensure that we have a spectacular school year ahead.
This is my 18th year in public education, and I love what I do! I believe in finding joy, offering gratitude, and providing space for people to be their best. The Sumac community brings out the best in everyone. I double majored in Political Science and Spanish at what is not California Polytechnic University, Humboldt. I earned my master's in Educational Leadership from CSUCI and wrote my thesis on the benefits of academic vocabulary across school settings.
Here are some exciting highlights for the 2022-23 school year:
The school year includes three additional school days, formerly staff professional development. These dates are October 10, January 30, and March 20.
Complimentary breakfast and lunches will be available for all students, regardless of income levels, during the upcoming school year. Parents are strongly encouraged to complete the online Eligibility Application.
Additional campus supervisor hours.
Full-time Media Center Coordinator in our library.
Visual Arts Teacher.
P.E. Teacher five days a week (Funded by PFA).
I am an active member of the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), for which I serve as the Elementary Principal representative. In addition, I am an active member of the California Association of Bilingual Education. I enjoy camping with my family, swimming in the Pacific Ocean, adventuring the California backcountry, reading, and cooking. I look forward to another terrific year of learning, social development, and fun. I am thrilled to welcome you daily and offer our community a place to grow and explore. So, voyagers, keep exploring and make today a great day!