Dear Cresson Family:
It is my pleasure and honor to serve as the principal of Cresson Elementary School, a neighborhood school nestled in a community that includes single-family homes and apartment complexes. Most of our students either walk to school or are driven by their parents each day. Cresson serves approximately 300 children from Transitional Kindergarten through fifth grade, encompassing a diverse group of students, including English Learners, Students with Disabilities, Students in Transition and Foster Youth, and Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) students. Our hard-working staff includes eleven general education teachers, three Deaf and Hard of Hearing teachers, Special Education staff, interventionists, classroom paraprofessionals, and office and custodial staff. We enjoy the support of many parent and community volunteers who dedicate countless hours to assist our staff in ensuring that our students receive the best possible educational experiences.
Due to the hard work and dedication of our students, parents, and staff, Cresson’s state assessment data shows consistent growth in student academic achievement. Ensuring the success of all of our students is the collaborative process that includes the Cresson staff and community in the development and implementation of a targeted plan for student learning and development, and I am proud of this team effort on behalf of Cresson’s children. This hard work has resulted in Cresson receiving a number of honors, including Campaign for Business and Education Excellence Award, Title I Academic Achievement Award, the California Gold Ribbon School Award, and the CSBA Golden Bell Award. As our school cheer states: We teach as champions. We learn as champions. We ARE champions. Go, Team Cresson!