• I am thrilled to join PRIDE Academy as Vice Principal for the 2019-2020 school year! Before joining the PRIDE Panthers, I served as a classroom and music teacher in Del Mar, San Diego, Poway, and even Finland! In my free time, I enjoy camping, hiking, playing the piano, and spending time with my husband and two children. 


    Based on my first days here, I already know that this school is full of committed staff members, students, and families. Together, we will continue to foster a school environment that is inclusive, engaging, welcoming, and safe. We will achieve this through our commitment to our three core values: being kind, being problem solvers, and being respectful of one another and our school. We all have talents and skills to share and when we put all of these together, we have PRIDE!  


    I can’t wait to meet the Pride Panthers and their families. Please feel free to reach out to me anytime. This year will be a great year of learning!


    Maria Parker

    Vice Principal

    (619) 956-5200