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Principal's Message

Greetings Sheldon Families!


Welcome back to an exciting year at Sheldon Elementary School. I am honored to be the principal at Sheldon. My journey to Sheldon has taken place very close by. I began my teaching career in West Contra Costa Unified at Peres Elementary and remained there for 13 years. These years were amazing as I got to be a part of a team that brought about dramatic school transformation. It was this experience that pushed me out of the classroom and into an administrative role. For the past two years, I have served as vice principal at Stege Elementary. Both my teaching and administrative experience have convinced me of a few things: Children and staff can thrive when they have trusting relationships, a supportive environment, and a culture that makes learning fun.  This is my personal vision. I believe it fits in line with Sheldon’s vision to develop lifelong learners. 


Sheldon Elementary School has an excellent teaching staff with a wealth of knowledge.  Please welcome a new staff member, Ms. Antonakaki, teaching our K/1 grade classroom. The staff and I are very excited that you have entrusted your child’s education to us. We will work together, with you, to ensure that your child grows academically and socially this year. Our goal is to create an enriching learning environment that engages every student, every day. As you are the first teacher in your child’s life, we need your support and cooperation.  


Because our partnership is vital to the success of our school. Because of this, I invite you to attend our Shark Parent Think Tank! On Wednesday, September 18th and Saturday, September 21st, we will be hosting several parent forums to share with me your ideas, concerns, and dreams for our school community. Please check out our school website at for one of the times and location for you to choose. Your feedback is important and I hope you will join us!


On behalf of the entire staff at Sheldon School staff, we thank you for your support and partnership. Welcome to the New School Year!!


In Unity,


Principal Sanchez