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    I am so excited to be starting this year as Vice Principal at PRIDE Academy. At PRIDE Academy our teachers, staff and administrative team are committed to providing safe, fun and enriching learning experiences for your student.

    Although new to PRIDE Academy, I have been a teacher, instructional coach, and Dean of Students in San Diego County for 22 years.

    Be Respectful, Be a Problem Solver and Be Kind defines the “Panther” way here at PRIDE Academy. You can be assured that I will uphold these values personally as your Vice Principal. It is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors- teachers, students, parents and community members are valued. I am passionate about contributing to an innovative, inviting, restorative and an engaging school community where learning is paramount.

    I look forward to meeting all of our students and getting to know your families. Please feel free to contact me with any celebrations or concerns you may have. It is exciting to think about all that we will achieve working together. Let’s make this year great!

    ~JoHanna Simko


    (619) 956-5200