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  • Welcome Madison's New Principal

    Paulette A. Smith 

    Paulette A. Smith
    Principal, Madison Elementary School


    Service leadership is all about serving others with compassion and intentionality. As the new Principal of Madison Elementary School, I am committed to working in partnership with the San Leandro Unified School District and the Madison Elementary School’s community to achieve the strategic goals for all students.

    I have had the honor of being an educator for over 18 years. I have a bachelor’s degree in business and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership. I started in the Oakland Unified School District, as a classroom teacher in 2001. I taught Kindergarten and 4th grade for 7 years. I worked hard to create opportunities and access for students in and out of my class. I then applied for and was accepted into the New Leaders Principal Program. I was a Principal at Joaquin Miller Elementary School in OUSD for 6 years. Through a listening campaign and relationship building our school grew in population, test scores, and community. We were a diverse school economically, racially, linguistically, and ability. We welcomed students on the autism spectrum and created supports for students in SPED. We also worked to create an inclusive school for students on the LGBTQIA spectrum. I spent 2 years as a Director of Emerging Leaders, with New Leaders. In this role, I coached teacher leaders across the Bay Area in public and charter schools. Working with these dedicated teachers was amazing. The last two years have been in administration in the San Joaquin County area. San Joaquin Elementary/Middle School in SUSD is a very large school of 900 students. The school is located in a high trauma community. It has been an opportunity for me to implement restorative justice practices to solve conflicts and to support the growth of students academically. It is my pleasure to bring a wide breath of educational experience and knowledge to SLUSD.


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  • Summer Office Hours

    The office will be open

    June 10-June 20: 8:00 am-2:00 pm

    The office will be closed June 21 - August 2

    The office will reopen

    August 5: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Regular office hours will resume

    August 14: 7:45 am-3:30 pm


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    Click here to learn about the SLUSD FREE Summer Feeding program! 


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  • Seeking Volunteers for TK & Kindergarten Classrooms

    If you are interested in working in either transitional kindergarten or kindergarten classrooms, our elementary schools are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers! Our schools especially need support for 30-60 minutes at a time in the classroom, during recess, and during lunch.

    Please contact Madison's Parent Facilitator Sara Lopes at slopes@slusd.us to learn how you can become a volunteer.


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