Principal

Emily Parra, Principal

Dear SEES Families,

I am honored to be able to serve this incredible community as the proud principal of San Elijo Elementary School!   Each new school year brings the promise of opportunity and excitement as we work together to prepare our students for a future of success - academically and socially.  Your warm welcome has been overwhelming, and I look forward to building partnerships with our staff and community as we work together to support student growth and achievement. 

As a leader, I am always motivated by the opportunity to inspire students to excel by ensuring they are taught to think critically, collaboratively, and innovatively so that all students find success in school and beyond. Critical to student success is a climate and culture which values their contributions, honors the learning of every student, and promotes shared leadership so every student has the ability to share their voice.
Prior to joining the San Marcos Unified School District, I served for 6 years as a site administrator; the past two of which were as a principal at a K-8 school. My leadership journey also includes nine years as a classroom teacher, instructional coaching as a Teacher on Special Assignment, and educational consulting with Action Learning Systems and Franklin Covey. My experiences have further developed my passion for supporting the whole student with a balanced curriculum including social emotional learning and individualized learning. 

On a more personal note, I have lived in the community of San Eljo Hills since 2004.  I have enjoyed watching the community grow and develop over the years, and I am excited to now have the opportunity to help shape its future.  On May 4th, my husband, Rafael, and I welcomed our son Eli who has already helped contribute to my ability to lead a more balanced, fulfilling life. 

In the wise words of Kid President, I hope that SEES is a place where somebody makes everybody feel like a somebody.  We are honored to be a part of your child's life and we look forward to working alongside you to make this a memorable and exciting school year for your child. 

It's a great year to be a SOARing Eagle!