What an honor to be your instructional leader, principal, and steward of excellence. My vision for Paakuma’ K-8, is to not only ensure that our students receive a world class academic experience, yet to teach them how to strive and succeed in a culturally and linguistically diverse world through the works of our DUAL immersion program and partnership with the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. Our positive partnership with the local Santos Manuel Band of Mission Indians; Yuhaviatam, will not only provide us with hands on learning of the culture, but also remind us through the teachings of the tribe’s history that perseverance and dedication are ethical values that must be instilled early in a child’s life. At Paakuma’ K-8, students will be given the tools to understand perseverance as they strive to meet the demands of the common core state standards, become masters of technology, learn and understand the Serrano culture along with many words and phrases of the language, and have the opportunity to become involved with Cajon High School Career Pathways. Our schoolwide AVID implementation will enforce the understanding and importance of organization, study skills, timeliness, and self assessment which will set the trajectory for our young scholars in order to succeed in our rapidly advancing and competitive world.
Thank you for being on this grand journey with us at Paakuma’. I look forward to building one of the strongest community partnerships in the district.