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Assistant Principal's Message

Dear El Rincon Families,

My name is Kana Nakagawa, and I am excited to introduce myself as the new Assistant Principal of El Rincon Elementary School and La Ballona Elementary School. I am honored to join these two sites, and work alongside our enthusiastic students, an extremely dedicated staff, and a supportive school community. I have been dedicated to the field of education for over ten years at El Marino Language School as a 4th Grade Japanese Immersion Teacher. The most important role that I have as an educator and administrator is being a child advocate. I cannot wait to spend time with your children, get to know them, and have them know they are valued and have a special place in our school community.

On a personal note, I am an alumna of Culver City Unified School District from Farragut Elementary to Culver City High School. I graduated from Loyola Marymount University with my Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies/Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Administrative Services. After my undergraduate program, I moved to Japan for one year to teach English in a rural town in Ebino, Miyazaki. Then, I moved back to Culver City and started to work at the very district that developed my passion for learning and teaching. I am excited to serve CCUSD, El Rincon, and La Ballona in a greater capacity! 

Not only am I excited to work with your children, but I look forward to working and collaborating together as stakeholders for the success of all our students. My goal is to ensure that all children are healthy, happy, and safe, so they may grow and thrive. I look forward to working together to ensure all children have the best possible experience while at El Rincon Elementary School and La Ballona Elementary School. Again, I am so thankful to have the opportunity to bring my learned experiences to your wonderful community.


Kana Nakagawa

Assistant Principal