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    It is my honor to welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year at Sycamore Canyon School as the new school principal. I moved to the Santee School District last year as Vice Principal at Pepper Drive School. Previously, I worked in Lakeside and Mountain Empire School Districts as a teacher of grades 2-8. From 2014-2017, I served in the Lemon Grove School District as a teacher coach and Assistant Principal.

    My passion is teaching and learning with a focus is on cultivating a healthy, welcoming school climate and aligning the right people and resources to support a culture of academic excellence. Over the last few years as a school administrator, my work has encompassed the development of systems for effective data collection and analysis to Improve the schoolwide practices supporting academic, social/emotional and behavioral growth.

    The talented teachers and staff at Sycamore Canyon clearly work closely with our families and community to best support our children. I look forward to continuing that work with a focus on:

    •      Family/Community connectedness (activities, assemblies, clear and consistent communication)
    •      Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (the P.A.W.S. expectations)
    •      Academic interventions to support learning
    •      Student enrichment opportunities (clubs, field trips, engagement opportunities)

    An Ancient Greek proverb stated that a society grows strong when old men plant trees under whose shade they know they will never sit. As educators and parents, that is the work we endeavor to accomplish; we create the environment in which all children will be supported and challenged, where they will learn and be well prepared for the changing world that awaits them. I understand the gravity of my position as we prepare the next generation of thinkers, mathematicians, scientists, authors, citizens and leaders.

    The links on this page are helpful for updates on school events, links to PTA registration, and information about how you can get involved in the SC community.

    I look forward to meeting you and being partners in supporting your child’s education.

    Summer Locke


    Sycamore Canyon School