Our School

Meet Our Principal

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Mrs. Sylvia Estrella

“At Gauldin Elementary School we are dedicated to making sure all students thrive and reach their highest potential. Gauldin staff, parents and students work together to prepare students to be globally competitive and develop strong character.”

Fun Facts:

  • Mrs. Estrella has finished five marathons: L.A., San Diego, Santa Rosa, Boston, and Chicago.
  • She was in a surfing video when she was in high school.
  • Mrs. Estrella has never had any coffee!

Statement of Behavioral Purpose

Gauldin Elementary is a safe, positive, and engaging environment where students grow academically, build relationships with others, and become citizens of strong character.

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Our Mission

At Gauldin School, we believe that every student can learn. We are committed to teaching a challenging standards-based curriculum, as well as skills to develop a strong character. We provide the tools necessary for students to reach their highest potential and become responsible citizens in the 21st century.

Our Vision

Curriculum and Instruction

  • Students will receive standards-based instruction
  • All students will reach Proficient or Advanced on the California Standards Test
  • Students will be provided differentiated instruction
  • Student needs will be met through frequent monitoring of progress and use of flexible groupings
  • Professional Learning Communities (PLC) will be established and maintained at each grade level
  • Response to Intervention Model (RtI) will be implemented as needed
  • Instructional time is valued and protected
  • Research-based strategies/materials will be utilized

Character Education

  • All staff will promote and maintain a supportive and nurturing environment
  • The district-adopted CHARACTER COUNTS! program will be implemented
  • Parent involvement will be welcomed and encouraged
  • Diversity is accepted and appreciated

Tools to Reach Highest Potential

  • All staff will ensure the physical and emotional safety of all students
  • All staff will be highly qualified
  • Incentive programs will be in place to recognize students’ strengths and achievements
  • Schoolwide behavior management plans will be established and maintained
  • Allocation of school funds will be aligned to mission and vision statements
  • Parent education will be provided to support ongoing classroom instruction
  • Interested parties’ (SSC, ELAC, PTA, staff, community) input will be encouraged and valued