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Principal's Message

Hello Washington Families!

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2019-20 school year at Washington Elementary School!  Our staff is committed to creating a nurturing and academically challenging environment for all children. We look forward to working together to make this year memorable and successful.  For the 2018-19 school year, Washington Elementary was honored with the California Honor Roll School recognition!


Please let me take this opportunity to introduce myself. I grew up in Monrovia and for most of my life lived in the La Verne/Glendora area.   I graduated with my Bachelor’s Degree from Pepperdine University in 1990.  Out of college I began working for Warner Bros. Studios in K-12 schools and community-based organizations as a Time To Read Program Representative.  In 2006, I earned my Teacher's Credential and Master's Degree from Azusa Pacific University.  I was an elementary teacher for over 10 years and served as a Principal Designee.  In 2015, I received my Administrative Services Credential and Master’s Degree in Administration from Concordia University, Irvine.  I then served as an Assistant Principal in Chino Valley which afforded me the opportunity to bring experience and knowledge as an Elementary Administrator.  This will be my second year as Principal at Washington!


We invite all families to be involved with our children’s education. There are many volunteer opportunities here at Washington. Throughout the year, you will have opportunities to volunteer on field trips or in the classroom. Please remember that due to district policy all parents need to complete an application and TB screening questionnaire prior to volunteering. These forms are available in the office. 


Our PTA is very active and needs volunteers to make our events and fundraisers a success. Please contact our PTA president, Enid Bermejo at washingtonpta.sg@gmail.com if you would like to help in any capacity. PTA Membership forms will be available at Round Up and in the office. 


I feel honored to be a part of the SGUSD family.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions at dunville_s@sgusd.k12.ca.us or (626) 282-3926. You can stop by the school office and introduce yourself... I love to meet Washington families!


Remember: We are KIND. We are SAFE. We are RESPONSIBLE.



Sandra Dunville