Principal's Welcome

Village Elementary Principal


Dear Village Elementary Families,


Welcome to the 2017-18 school year at Village Elementary School in the Coronado Unified School District.  At Village Elementary, our professional educators provide every student a real world, rigorous learning experience which will prepare them to excel in higher education and into their future careers.


Through a combination of Coronado Schools Foundation (CSF) funding and the Village Parent/Teacher Organization (PTO), students at Village participate in classroom activities and projects focused on state Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) standards, and the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) components.  These classes include:  Computer Lab, Library Digital Media Research, and Hands-on Science Lab Discovery with California standards aligned Engineering units of study at every grade level.  During the year, we also offer many before and after school opportunities for students to include:  foreign language classes, band, chorus, violin, chess, yoga, robotics, tennis, running club, Monart art, and Math Olympiads for 4th and 5th graders. 


With a continuous focus on teaching and learning, we provide innovative programs for intervention to meet the needs of each individual learner at Village throughout the instructional school day both in the classroom and in small groups with the support of our Academic Support teachers in the Learning Lab.  Additionally, our teachers participate in joint professional development with Silver Strand Elementary teachers, to discuss best practices and research based strategies to foster the academic success of every student and optimize learning opportunities. 


I encourage you to take advantage of the many ways to be involved at Village Elementary throughout the school year.  Please join our PTO to work as a collaborative group and support our educational programs.  As partners with the City of Coronado, Coronado Police Department, Optimist’s Club, Rotary Club, Coronado Recreation Center, Coronado SAFE (Student and Family Enrichment), Coronado Schools Foundation (CSF), Islander Sports Foundation (ISF), Military Parent Group, Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC), and the United States Navy, we take great pride in our involvement with the community as part of our student education and together we participate in many activities with these organizations throughout the year. 

I welcome any comments or questions you may have in regard to your child’s education.  Remember, we are partners in your child’s education and it takes a Village to raise a child.


Whitney DeSantis, Ed.D