Welcome to our School Principal's Message

  • Welcome to Whittier Elementary School and the 2020-21 school year!  I am honored and feel very fortunate to be able to serve the Whittier school community of families and staff who are committed to supporting every child in growing socially, emotionally, and academically. 
    The Whittier staff are fully dedicated to partner with families in our upcoming online school year to ensure that your child is learning to the best of their abilities and fully supported. We are very passionate about preparing and supporting all students to be college, career, and life ready.  This process requires thoughtful and intentional planning to build visible online learning environments with clarity that foster our students’ ability to communicate effectively, problem solve complex tasks, and strengthen their decision-making skills as leaders. 
    The Whittier staff is continuously improving our instructional practices to ensure that we provide students with engaging and relevant learning experiences that are connected to real world learning.  This year's online distance learning structure is a new challenge for all of us, but it is also a new opportunity for teachers to create amazing partnerships with families because we are all in this together.
    We emphasize "The Whittier Way" as the foundation to strengthen our learning mindest - Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Your Best.  Key characteristics of perseverance and grit are also emphasized so that students develop the capacity to work through difficult situations and never give up. These are attributes that will help all students succeed at Whittier and in life. 
    Whittier Elementary is committed to providing the best educational learning experiences to ensure that every student has the opportunity to learn, grow, explore, laugh, build relationships, and discover their passions in learning about the world. From the students and families of Whittier to our amazingly caring school staff, supportive PTA, and community volunteers, the great people in our Whittier community is what makes Whittier Elementary School a special place.
    Thank you for bringing your children to Whittier and trusting us to give them the best possible education!

    Tony Wentworth, Principal
    Whittier Elementary School