Welcome to our School Principal's Message

  • Welcome to Whittier Elementary School and the 2021-22 school year!  My name is Tony Wentworth and I am the principal of Whittier.  I will begin my ninth year as Whittier's principal and I am so honored and feel very fortunate to be able to serve the Whittier school community of students, families and staff who are committed to supporting each child socially, emotionally, and academically. 
    The Whittier staff are fully dedicated to partner with families and embrace this great opportunity to return to in-person learning for the 2021-22 school year.   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 strong classroom learning communities built on respect and trust with each other.  This will allow each child to build their confidence in learning environments that foster our students’ ability to communicate respectfully while understanding different perspectives, 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.  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