Cher Situm, Principal 2150 E. 14th St., San Leandro, CA 94577 School Phone: (510) 618-4320 Attendance Phone: (510) 618-4321
Founded in 1917, McKinleySchool is the oldest elementary school in San Leandro. Our guiding vision is to make our school a joyful, stimulating place for students to learn, develop a sense of responsibility, and practice good citizenship. By building a learning community among staff where we continue to develop appropriate teaching strategies to improve instruction, students will accelerate their learning. For our underachieving students, students with disabilities, and English language learners, McKinley staff will differentiate instruction, administer formative and district benchmark assessments, to strategically monitor all students in an effort to close the racial achievement gap. These same strategies will support our gifted and talented students as well.
While we strive to improve our instructional practice in the classroom, we will also focus on the physical, social and emotional well being of our students. With this year’s emphasis on Soul Shoppe, we are confident that our safety and discipline will improve with our McKinley students. Another emphasis this year is to develop and implement our Parent Volunteer Program, to involve more parents and community members at McKinleySchool. Early results show us that we have had a significant increase in participation at all school functions.
We are proud at McKinley that the arts are an important part of the students’ week. All students from first grade to fifth grade are provided art classes by a professional art teacher. Vocal music is provided to all first through fifth graders weekly as well. In addition, all fifth graders are involved in instrumental music and Choir.
I am honored to be McKinley's Principal. I have family here, and I grew up in San Leandro. I speak Spanish and have a strong sense of community pride; I appreciate our cultural, linguistic, and ethnic diversity. McKinley has a dedicated staff, caring families, and motivated students, all who work closely together to create optimal educational experiences for all. It is my pleasure to serve your children and provide them with the very best learning possible. I know your children will join me in a resounding “GO EAGLES!”