My name is Crystal Jimenez and it is a sincere honor to introduce myself to you as the new principal of Field Elementary School. I am passionate about educating the WHOLE child and serving the school community. As the new principal, I look forward to working with you and the staff to ensure that our students achieve social-emotional and academic success. Parents are every child’s first teacher and I believe that in order to accomplish this level of success, our partnership is essential.
Before joining the Field community, I served as an educator and school leader for 13 years. I devoted my teaching career to serving EL students as a 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th-grade Bilingual/Dual Language classroom teacher and a Literacy Interventionist. In my most recent role as a school administrator, I represented the John Jay Elementary community located in the Community Consolidated School District 59 as the Assistant Principal.
My students have been my greatest source of inspiration. They have taught me more about myself than I could have imagined. Through them, I learned the significance of acknowledging, embracing, and celebrating my identity and using my story as a source of inspiration for students to achieve success through education. It is my belief that educators serve as mirrors of hope and inspiration for all children. I am committed to working in partnership with the entire Field Elementary School community to ensure that all students take pride in their cultural heritage while being inspired, empowered, and actively engaged in their education. My greatest desire is to provide leadership that will facilitate a school environment where students and their teachers thrive.
Parents, teachers, support staff, community partners, and administrators all have a responsibility to encourage our children to become active learners and future leaders in our community. I look forward to working with you in this endeavor.
In closing, I am humbled by the opportunity that you and the Board of Education have provided me to serve as your principal. I look forward to the opportunity to work together.
Crystal Jimenez, Principal