325 West Gladstone Street
Glendora, CA 91740
Office Hours: 7:30 am-4:00 pm
I hope you all have had a restful and yet fulfilling summer break. I have heard such amazing things about the parents here at Washington, and I can’t wait to meet you all.
I am thrilled to be your new Principal! My name is Beverly Gonzalez, and I have lived in the area for most of my life. Three of my siblings graduated from Royal Oak High School, and my nephews attended Washington School. I have had the privilege to serve as a Principal for five years in Baldwin Park, in the District Office as School-to-Career Coordinator in Azusa, and have had many opportunities to provide staff development. I have taught second-sixth grades for 16 years, and I was honored to be named California Teacher of the Year in 2011.
My passion is is create and maintain a supportive learning environment where all students succeed, excel, and shine. There is nothing else I'd rather do than be an educator! I always appreciate the support and involvement of parents and the community, because I know that students succeed when we all work together as a team.
I want to meet each and every one of you. With that in mind, please plan on attending our Meet, Greet, and Grab a Treat gathering on Wednesday evening, August 23, at 5:30 in the cafeteria. I’ll spend a few minutes with a presentation, but then I’d love to hear from you. Plan on sharing positives about Washington Elementary: what you appreciate, what you want to see continue, and what you’d love to see added in the future. This will be a time to highlight how Washington encourages student growth opportunities, promotes a safe learning environment, and celebrates movement forward, all which lead to high achievement and a love for learning.
I couldn’t be more honored and pleased to be your Principal. I am impressed that Washington has such a strong history of student achievement and involvement, and I am looking forward to helping our school move forward in today's changing world as we continue to give Washington’s students all of the tools necessary to be competent, capable, and confident citizens who are ready for any academic challenge.
I hope to see you on Wednesday!