• I am absolutely ecstatic to join PRIDE Academy as your 2018-2019 Principal.
     
    As an educator I have had the pleasure of teaching in Hillsboro, Oregon, National City, California, and Santee.  While in Santee I have worked at Cajon Park, Pepper Drive, Rio Seco, Hill Creek, and as Vice Principal at PRIDE Academy during the 2017-2018 school year.
     
      PRIDE Academy feels like home.  I cherish the teachers, students, and parents here and am excited to work with an amazing team that builds an environment where all children can thrive.  At PRIDE Academy, we make it our priority to provide students with a purposeful, rigorous, innovative, dynamic education.  Furthermore, our staff is committed to modeling, teaching, and practicing our core values of kindess, respect, and problem solving.  We believe that all students belong and that your child matters.  
     

    Santee School District is committed to the academic and social success of all students. To support this effort, Superintendent Baranski and Assistant Superintendent Pierce are committed to having principals and vice principals in classrooms on a daily basis. 

    As a result of being in classes, I may not always be immediately available to you; however, your communication is important to me.  I will be more than happy to meet with you about an issue or concern about your child, but I respectfully request that you meet with your child's teacher before you meet with me. Often times, after a parent has communicated with the classroom teacher, the issue or concern can be resolved.  If the issue is concerning a staff member or another parent, I ask that you communicate with our school’s administrative team directly. Do not handle an issue on your own by approaching another parent or student.

    You can make an appointment with me through our school secretary, Patty Eng, in the school office or email me with your questions or concerns at kristen.bonser@santeesd.net for principal and vice principal johanna.simko@santeesd.net.  I will respond to you within 24 hours of receiving your email message. 

     
    I am here to support you, your family, your child/children, and our PRIDE Academy community.  Please reach out to me if you have a question or concern.  I look forward to working with you as a partner in your child's education.
     
    Kristen Bonser
    Principal
    (619) 956-5200
    kristen.bonser@santeesd.net