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Principal's Message

Dear Rocket Families,


It is with great pride that I write this letter of introduction as the newly appointed principal of El Rincon Elementary School. If you are returning to the school, you may remember that I served alongside the former principal Dr. Ziskind as the Teaching and Learning Partner. I left El Rincon in December to serve as interim principal for Farragut Elementary School. I am overjoyed to return to El Rincon as your principal and hope to continue the traditions and best practices that make our school exceptional.


I believe that school should be intellectually challenging, motivating, safe, and supportive of students, regardless of their needs. My commitment is to provide an environment that will empower students to become innovative thinkers, creative problem solvers, and inspire learners to thrive in the twenty-first century. At El Rincon, we foster our culture of diversity through school wide events and celebrations. Additionally,teachers work together to create inclusive and meaningful classroom activities.


Each week, I will send a weekly newsletter via email. Please let the office know if you need to update your email address. We would also like to encourage you to check out our school’s facebook page by liking the El Rincon Elementary School page and our twitter page by following @elrinconrockets. Here you will find the most up to date information and announcements throughout the year.


It is truly a privilege to be a part of a community where parents, teachers, and students care for each other, and strive to build positive relationships that support academic and social growth. I am looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential.


Finally, please join me in welcoming new staff members: Paige Gugino, TK; Kristina Brown, 2. Kaitlin Pickett, 3; Courtney Dah, 5, Samantha Nelson, School Counselor, and Atoosa Abascal, Teaching and Learning Partner.


With Rocket Pride,


Dr. Amy Hodge