Principal's Message

Welcome to the San Andreas Elementary (SAE) website! San Andreas Elementary, home of the Wildcats, is a place where children’s needs come first and where all individuals are treated with fairness and respect.

At SAE, children are our main concern. Our decisions are based upon our philosophy of putting the needs of the students above all others. As principal of SAE, I take pride in knowing that every staff member wholeheartedly dedicates himself or herself in preparing all students for success academically and emotionally.

We sincerely believe family is an integral part of your child’s education. You and our dedicated teachers work best as a team to ensure your children has all the necessary tools to make school successful and fun! It is a parent’s enthusiasm that inspires children to do their best. It is a parents’ involvement that is one of the biggest indicators of a child’s success. And it is a parents nurturing and guidance that allows children to develop a true love of learning. Together, as a team, we can cultivate college and career ready children who have that passion. We not only encourage parent involvement, we NEED it!

I am proud to be the principal of San Andreas Elementary. Overtime we have created an environment where teachers love coming to teach and students love coming to learn. We have crafted many positive behavior systems to promote trustworthiness, fairness, honesty, and caring students including the use of Cool Cat Cash at the Wildcat Student Store, Positive Assemblies and Pride Parties, Circle of Friends, Garden Club and so much more.

Our school is embracing the transition to the new State Standards. We are currently piloting new English Language Arts (National Geographic Reach for Reading) and Math (Math Expressions) curriculum aligned to the standards and new state test (Smarter Balanced). In addition, our teachers constantly implement additional resources to compliment these programs. To support learning our school has three chrome book labs on wheels, a library and a STEM lab in the making. I are very excited and proud of the steps our staff is making to bring provide your child with a 21st century learning environment.

As a parent of two school-aged children, I know how important and fleeting these years are. I urge you to take the time from your busy schedules and become familiar with your children’s school, as well as provide a homework-friendly home environment that will allow your children to excel. Daily reading at home is essential for student success.

I encourage you to email, call or stop by anytime to share any thoughts, concerns, suggestions, or insights with me. Thank you for your commitment to your child’s education.