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Dr. Marchelle Hasan
I am Dr. Marchelle Hasan, the new principal of Saddleback Elementary School. While this will be my first year as principal, I am not new to the Saddleback Family. I have been the Assistant Principal for the past 6 years. It is an honor to be able to lead and serve you. I am dedicated and committed to the staff, students, families and community of Saddleback.
I am excited for my new role and look forward to continuing my journey as a Super Stallion. For the 2019-2020 school year we will continue to teach using our school-wide Academic Focus-21st Century Learning. This means that our teachers will consistently incorporate learning methods and strategies that keep students highly engaged to ensure the academic success of every student. Saddleback students will be taught to critically think, problem solve and collaborate with peers by routinely conducting research, making informed decisions, effectively listening, and articulating their thoughts and ideas with others daily inside and outside of the classroom by the means of Whole Brain learning, Kagan Structures, and Thinking Maps. Additionally, acquiring technological skills to become a digital citizen will continue to be a part of all Kindergarten-5th grade classrooms.
The academic success of your child is important to us. Teachers will regularly collaborate, analyze data, and plan instruction to ensure student achievement is attained throughout each grade level.
During the upcoming school year I encourage you to take an active role in your child’s learning. Parent involvement plays a critical role in our school’s success. Ways to support and increase your child’s academic success include:
-Make attendance a PRIORITY including limiting tardiness and absences
-Check Parent Portal regularly to stay informed of student progress
-Communicate often with your child’s homeroom teacher
-Read with your child at least 20 minutes a day
-Limit television and social media, encourage outside play
-Review the school day with your child
One of the best parts of my job is building positive relationships with students, families, and staff. It is a priority for me to be in the hallways, classrooms, and playground getting to know your child. Student success is attributed to the partnership and relationships we build. It truly takes a village! My door is always open. Do not hesitate to call or email to schedule an appointment should you ever feel the need to do so. Here’s to a FANTASTIC 2019-2020 school year.
Dr. Marchelle Hasan