Johnson, Maria - Principal

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Maria Johnson

Maria Johnson-Principal

I am so honored to be the principal of Scales Elementary School.  It has been a pleasure to meet and get to know the students, parents and families that make up this wonderful community. I am especially pleased to be part of a faculty and staff committed to providing the best possible education for every child in a safe, nurturing environment.  Our faculty and staff create a positive environment that recognizes and respects the various cultural, intellectual, and social differences among the members of the school community.  I look forward to building on this tradition of academic excellence and am excited to get started.  It is our intention for each one of our students to leave Scales Elementary School prepared for higher education, equipped with critical thinking skills and empowered with a love of learning. We encourage the development of the whole child including academic mastery, physical fitness, and self-esteem.  We teach using differentiated strategies for successful development because we believe that all children can and will succeed!

I am excited to partner with Scales’ fantastic PTO and the strong group of parents, guardians, grandparents and extended families who make up our community.  We welcome volunteers in our classrooms, activities and programs. Our teachers invite ongoing communication with families, and my door is always open.  I appreciate your input, and I look forward to working with you and your child in these very important first years of school.

What makes Scales Elementary such a special place?  Without a doubt, it's the children, teachers, parents, and friends of the community that provide the necessary ingredients for success.  We are all so fortunate to be members of a team that makes the educational process a number one priority.  I am privileged and honored to be a part of that team. I look forward to providing the best opportunities for our students to learn and our staff with the tools to continue their success.