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Welcome to Del Mar Elementary! It is an honor and privilege to be the principal of such a distinguished Title I elementary school.

We have a wide range of programs and activities to meet the needs and interests of our students. Some of the opportunities include:  Student Council, Homework Club, Fluency Lab, Reading Recovery and Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI), Drama Club, Running Club, Chess Club, Band, Infinite Music, Children’s Creative Arts Project, Battle of the Books, on site counseling, and the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program.

We have a truly outstanding PTA that works to raise funds for our school, as well as plans fun events, such as the Fall Carnival, School Assemblies, Fun Run, Variety Show, Book Fairs, and educational field trips.

I am committed to fostering a safe and positive school climate, where children view themselves as active participants in their learning and develop the characteristics of a lifelong learner.

I value the many relationships that I have built with our school community and I encourage you to introduce yourself if you do not yet know me. Feel free to stop me in the halls or on the playground. If you’d like a more private conversation, Stephanie Velte or Amy Burton in the front office can schedule a time for us to meet.

I trust that our website will provide you with additional information and insight into what it means to be a “Dolphin” at Del Mar Elementary.

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Meet Our Principal, Mr. Michael Wood

Principal Wood

Mr. Michael Wood comes from a long line of educators with a range of classroom and administrative experiences all along the K-12 and University spectrum. He is a student-centered educator with a love for children of all ages and deeply believes in needs-responsive teaching that seeks to educate the whole child. He began his career in Southern California teaching English, At-Risk Reading, and Designated ELD at high-needs schools and became a Writing Project Fellow and Institute Facilitator. Mr. Wood moved to Northern California in 2001 and embraced additional roles as a department chair, district staff development lead, district strategic literacy lead, and district program improvement coordinator, before moving into administration at both the high school and middle school levels. As a lover of both early literacy and strategic literacy, it has been a long-time goal to lead an elementary school where that work is a centerpiece of the student experience.