Please join us for a brief informational meeting and orientation for parents/guardians of TK, Kindergarten and students new to Schilling.
Wednesday, August 22nd at 3:00 pm in the Cafeteria
For TK and Kindergarten parents only there will be a meet and greet in the classrooms at 2:30 before the orientation.
Dear Schilling’s Elementary School Family members,
August 13, 2018
First of all, let me say Thank You! Thank you for your timeless support of our Children here at A.L. Schilling School. I am excited to begin the next school year as the Principal of Schilling’s Elementary School. The new school year always brings many joys, changes, and a new start. Let me begin by introducing myself. My name is Dr. Wendy Castañeda Leal. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Middle Grades Math & Social Studies from Clayton State University, a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Capella University, and a Doctorate Degree in Curriculum & Instruction from Capella University.
I was born in New York City, New York, and during my adolescent years, I was chairperson of several youth groups including NYC’s Native American Education Program, Red Hawk Indian Arts Council, ESPERANZA, and UNITY. I also studied music at OPUS 118, Manhattan School of Music, and Juilliard. In 2010, I married my husband and together we have a beautiful daughter; Scarlett. I enjoy spending time with my family, listening to music, and helping all children. I began my teaching career in South Dakota and Georgia. I have the pleasure of now continuing my career in California and am excited to be with Newark Unified School District. Through our collaboration, I am sure that we can make Schilling’s Elementary School a great experience for all our children. I believe that all children can learn and it is their right to learn.
Here at Schilling’s Elementary School, you can expect that I will give you 150% of my dedication and in return, I expect us to continuously work together. There are many opportunities that will be available for you and your family to join us in the wonderful academic events we will host throughout the school year. I know together, we can push our students to achieve their greatest potential.
Please remember that I have an open door policy. Please feel free to contact me with any comments or concerns.
Dr. Wendy Castaneda Leal