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Dear Parents, Guardians and McKinley Family

I am very excited to begin my second year here with the McKinley Primary family as your principal. Although we are still managing and working through this COVID situation, I feel extremely blessed to be part of such a caring and dedicated group of educators. The past year has revealed that the staff at McKinley Primary consists of people with amazing fortitude and contagious positive attitudes who shine during challenging times. McKinley Primary’s reputation in Gridley is one to be proud of. The school is a safe, nurturing, child-centered environment rooted in strong partnerships with parents and the community. 

A little about me. This is my 31st year in education and my 5th year in GUSD. I began my career as a first grade teacher, went on to teach every grade (except 5th) including middle and high school science, and have recently been serving as a teacher on special assignment for GUSD. My husband and I relocated here in Gridley five years ago from Southern California. He coaches football at GHS and teaches in special education.  We have three grown children who are all in Southern California. 

I was grateful for every opportunity we had last year to interact with the students in person here at McKinley.  We enjoyed their eagerness to learn and show off what they know.  I am so proud to continue my career as a McKinley Mallard and to have the opportunity to support you, our students and our staff during this unprecedented time.

 I can be reached at (530)846-5686 or if you have any questions or concerns.