Welcome to the 2021-2021 school year. As the principal of American Elementary, I'm excited to be part of a remarkable team to serve the students and families of our community. American has a long history of academic accomplishments recently earning the California Gold Ribbon Award. Community involvement, rigorous standards-based core curriculum, and a safe, engaging, respectful learning environment make American the special school it is. Our school focus surrounds students using higher-order thinking skills to access the core curriculum. This involves giving each student what they need to be successful academically, emotionally and socially. A growth mindset is at the forefront of what we do at American. I look forward to getting to know each of the students and their families as we venture down the road together to make a difference in the lives of our kids. I'm proud to be a Mustang and pledge as our school motto says to do, "Whatever It Takes!"