Principal's Message

Pacific Beach Elementary Families,

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It is with great pride and excitement that I introduce myself to you as the Pacific Beach Elementary Principal; I feel extremely honored to serve our community. Pacific Beach Elementary is a place where strong connections are made between home and school and where all staff members are committed to academic excellence in a culture of kindness. I value these characteristics and am excited to continue moving PBE along the path of excellence.


Professionally, I have supported students at the elementary, middle and high school levels as well as in a school district office. I bring twenty years of experience as an educator with fourteen years of knowledge and understanding from the role of school administrator.  For the past four years, I have served as an elementary school principal. It is essential to me t0 work hard and to stay current on best practices for kids and successful schools. 


One of the most important aspects of my work as your principal is building solid relationships with students, families and staff. You will find me in the hallways, classrooms (virtual and brick and mortar) and on the playground getting to know your children. I believe that children thrive in an environment and culture that supports and challenges them as individual students, fosters collaboration and prepares them to be lifelong learners in an ever-changing world. I am committed to providing all of our students the best educational experience possible, while ensuring they reach their full potential.


I bring my skills as an educational leader to Pacific Beach Elementary and enjoy working with you as a partner in education. It is my goal that everyone who steps through our doors is excited to be here.  This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun and nurturing environment.


Jennifer Grondek