Principal's Message

Dear Tustin Ranch Elementary Families,

On behalf of the entire staff at Tustin Ranch Elementary, I would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our new and returning families for the 2018-2019 school year. My name is Kathi Denny and I am extremely happy for the opportunity to serve as your new principal. I am very passionate about education and look forward to partnering with you to provide our students with a rigorous, engaging, and joyful elementary school experience. As the parent of two children, I recognize the importance of all of us working together to foster strong home-school relationships in order to ensure your child’s social, emotional, and academic needs are met.

It is a pleasure and honor to join this awesome school community. In just the few short weeks that I have been here, I have found myself inspired by the close working relationships between our incredible teachers and staff and their focus upon what is best for children while discussing and planning for the new school year. I have experienced the passion and commitment of our generous parent community and the dedication of our professional staff who work tirelessly to ensure success for our students. I am eagerly looking forward to an exceptional year with our students as we further strengthen our academic programs and quest for innovative and inspiring ways to promote creativity, collaboration, critical thinking and communication in the hearts and minds of our students.

As a school-wide team, we aspire to provide a solid educational foundation in a warm and nurturing school environment. The vision of the Tustin Ranch learning community is motivating and inspiring lifelong learners in a safe and well-organized environment in partnership with parents and community members. Our goal is to promote 21st century leading and learning in every way.

This year we plan to continue to provide rigorous, standards-based learning opportunities that will prepare our students for their future academic journey. We are excited to be continuing our focus on Cognitively Guided Instructional (CGI) strategies in mathematics, Readers and Writers Workshop and furthering student learning and cultivating curiosity.

Please be sure to review and discuss all procedures and policies as well as student conduct information with your students, which is located on our school website: You may also want to visit Tustin Ranch PTA website as well, to stay connected and find exciting ways to get involved in the school

I look forward to launching a successful year at Tustin Ranch and spending each day with your children. Thank you, in advance, for all you will do in support of your child’s successful 2018-19 school year. Once again, welcome back!

Go Cool Coyotes!

Kathy Denny

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