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Principal's Message

Hello Cleveland Families,


     It is my pleasure to introduce myself as the new principal of Cleveland Elementary School.  I am very excited for the 2018-19 school year at Cleveland and joining this extraordinary school community. Cleveland is recognized as a school with outstanding students, an extremely dedicated staff, and a very supportive school community.   I feel very fortunate to be able to be a part of this school community and to be able to work to support the students and the families of our school.


     The 2018-2019 school year will mark my 33rd year in education. I am alumni of Butler University, B.S. in Education and Concordia University, MEd.Admin./Admin.Credential. I began my teaching career in Indianapolis, Indiana and then moved to Long Beach, CA. My teaching experience with LBUSD has been as a classroom teacher, reading intervention specialist and coach, and as an English Language Learner specialist. The last two years I have been an assistant principal. Although I have always felt at home in the classroom, it is in my position as an administrator where I feel I have a bigger impact in education. As principal this provides me the chance to work collaboratively with teachers on a daily basis, while also remaining connected to young students learning and growing in the classroom. I firmly believe that success lies in believing that TOGETHER...we can accomplish greater student achievement, greater commitment to learning, and an inviting place to come and learn.



                                                       Kim San Jose, Principal