Principal, Parkmead Elementary School
Dear Parkmead Students and Families,
It is with great honor and excitement that I introduce myself, Alison Gomez, as the Principal at Parkmead Elementary School. My passion for education and supporting the success of all students has shaped me during my 25 years as an employee of the Walnut Creek School District. The 20 years teaching at Indian Valley Elementary in both primary and upper grades is a foundation for understanding the challenges and joys of elementary education. My three years coaching teachers and supporting instruction at Parkmead and Murwood developed my understanding of supporting, encouraging, and empowering teachers. Most recently, the district technology coordinator and robotics teacher at WCI positions served to enhance my breadth of knowledge and leadership skills required to lead a highly esteemed school like Parkmead. In each of my roles, I have sought to ensure the success of each student, and the school, by providing the best instructional opportunities and bringing people together to make a difference for students. Similarly, it is my number one priority to continue Parkmead's successes thus far and lead us in the district’s mission locally “to inspire a community of learners empowered to positively engage with the world through discovery, innovation, creativity, leadership, and character.”
An excellent education is not possible without the great collaboration of students, parents, and staff. Over the past few years, I have had the privilege of getting to know some of the amazing students, parents, and staff at Parkmead, while also learning about the rich school history and success. One of the greatest takeaways from these conversations has been the immense enthusiasm and pride for the school and community. It is through that same enthusiasm and pride that I look forward to becoming an integral part of the community and working with each of you to continue Parkmead’s journey.
I look forward to a great year ahead of us! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, and ideas that you would like to discuss.
Yours in Education,
Alison J. Gomez