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Principal's Message

It is with great excitement that I introduce myself, Jennifer O’Connor, as the new principal of Sunset View Elementary School.  It is an honor to be given the opportunity to serve both Sunset View Elementary School and the larger Point Loma Cluster.
 
I was raised in Connecticut, but fell in love with San Diego when I landed here in 1994, and have called it home since.  I am a San Diego State Aztec through and through as I earned my Bachelors of Arts in English, Teaching Credential, Masters in Education, and Administrative Credential all on Montezuma Mesa.  I am a resident of Point Loma and am thrilled to return here (I was previously a vice principal at Dana and Correia Middle Schools) professionally!  My passion for education and supporting the success of all students has been shaped throughout the course of my 20 years in the San Diego Unified School District.  My journey has included serving as an English teacher, central office literacy resource teacher, vice principal, and most recently as Principal of Miller Elementary.  Each stop along the way contributed to my development as an educational leader grounded in the belief that all students deserve access to a rigorous and relevant education, and I am excited to collaborate with and support the work of a staff and community of families committed to the same beliefs.
 
One of the most important aspects of my job as principal will be to build strong relationships with students, teachers, staff, and families.  During a typical  year, you will find me walking campus, in classrooms, on the playground, and at school and community events getting to know everyone.  I know that these times are not typical, but I am excited to partner with you to find our new normal and I look forward to meeting each and every one of you as the summer and school year progresses. 
 
I have an open door policy and will work diligently to ensure that each member of the Sunset View community feels welcomed and supported.  I feel confident that we are going to have a very exciting year filled with time to learn about each other, carry on old traditions, and design new adventures that fill our professional lives with purpose and personal lives with gratitude. It is my mission to ignite a community where every staff member is energized to impact students, every parent feels valued and connected to their child’s education, and every student is inspired to be the next best version of themselves.  Please feel free to reach out to me via email at joconnor@sandi.net
Jennifer O’Connor
Principal
Sunset View Elementary

 

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