From Our Principal...Maria MontgomeryMaria Montgomery, Principal

The 2015-16 school promises to be a great year for all of us at Kumeyaay Elementary. We are all so fortunate to be a part of such a positive environment with a strong home-family-school connection.  We have exceptional teachers on staff at Kumeyaay who are committed to developing a positive, engaging, rigorous and successful environment for your child at school.  Together, we can work collaboratively to  support the socio-emotional well being of our students and to strive for academic excellence.

My educational career began in the elementary school setting where I held a variety of teaching positions, in grades K-9, followed by resource teacher and staff development positions within the district.   I have also held a position at the district level as a Program Manager in the literacy department with a focus on English Language Learners.   Just before I came to Kumeyaay, I served the Tierrasanta community as a Vice Principal at de Portola Middle School.  Through my middle school experience I have a clear understanding of the knowledge, skills and habits that our elementary students need as they transition into the middle school years.  As a result of these varied experiences, I have a K-12 commitment to educating the students in our district schools and believe in Serra Cluster’s dedication to all of our students.
Please know that Kumeyaay welcomes our parents to join us in support of our students education here on campus.  We have many opportunities for parents to become involved here at Kumeyaay.  I am excited for another year to begin at Kumeyaay and look forward to seeing continued growth in our students and our community. We are sure to have another successful year together!
In Partnership for Educational Excellence,
Maria Montgomery, Principal
Kumeyaay Elementary