Principal's Message

All About Dr. Schibler

Dr. Schibler's Education

I was raised in Encinitas, California with a family vested in Education. I attended California State University Chico for my undergraduate work and graduated with a degree in psychology and a minor in philosophy. After completing my undergraduate degrees, I continued my graduate work and received a clear multiple subject teaching credential and CLAD (Clear Cross-cultural Language and Academic Development) Certification through National University. Later I went on to complete a Masters in Educational Administration, and more recently a doctoral degree through the University of La Verne in Organizational Leadership.

Dr. Schibler as a Teacher

My teaching experiences began in Del Mar, California at the Winston School for Dyslexia and students with disabilities. It was here that I taught a fifth, sixth, seventh grade combination classroom of children. This experience in Special Education would serve me well in my future role as an administrator. Following this teaching assignment I moved to Huntington Beach and taught for the Ocean View School District in grades 1, 2 and 4.

Dr. Schibler as an Administrator

I took my first administrative job at Harbor View Elementary School as Assistant Principal. I was promoted the following year to principal of Dr. Ralph E. Hawes Elementary School in the Huntington Beach City School District. I served as principal there for four years. I then moved to Southern Orange County and made a lateral move as principal to the Saddleback Valley Unified School District. I served five years at Cielo Vista Elementary, followed by a year at Olivewood, and am currently very pleased to be serving at San Joaquin.

Dr. Schibler's Beliefs

As principal, I believe in shared leadership and encourage staff members to take on leadership responsibilities in both large and small capacities. Through teacher collaboration and setting goals for student achievement, based on assessments and ongoing data collection, we are proud to serve a community of diverse learners.

It has always been my pleasure to work with children, and I believe in setting high expectations and accountability for staff, students, their parents and myself. My decisions are guided by ethics and putting “kids” first. There is nothing more rewarding than a motivated child who wants to grow and learn all they can to be successful contributing members of our society.

Dr. Schibler on a Personal Level

In my personal life I enjoy hiking, traveling, reading, and socializing with friends and family. I look forward to the great work we do at San Joaquin Elementary and know we will all work together to create an atmosphere of warmth and understanding.

2018-2019 Welcome Back

Principal's Update #1

Two years ago San Joaquin took on the endeavor of establishing a school STEAM garden. This has been a true “labor of love,” built and funded 100% with teachers, students, parent volunteers, Elac/PTA members and community seniors. Many weekends were spent laying bricks and installing irrigation. Only one year later we have added a mural, and are installing a butterfly garden. A wonderful Eagle Scout built the fence surrounding the garden and we have two regular senior volunteers with our “Willows” partnership who work with students on planting, repairing and maintenance. Weekly you will see different age groups, and many on their own during their recess breaks, planting, watering, adding painted numbers to the plots, fixing broken irrigation lines and learning about composting and different soil samples. This garden has lead to other school beatification projects and the front rose garden is now regularly pruned and weeded. It is a great day when a student brings you a rose!

Principal's Update #2

Dear San Joaquin Parents,

I'm very excited to share that as a Title 1 school we will be able to support an extended day kindergarten next year. Our kindergarten students will attend all day from 8am - 2pm. With only 3 other schools in our district at full day we know this will help to grow our school and will be attractive for incoming families. The other schools we visited with all day K report that their students are able to do more by the end of the school year and are better prepared for first grade when they finish.

Kindergarten students who live in the Via Iglesia neighborhood will be allowed to ride the bus and there will be no need for childcare mid-day.

Our open enrollment window for Kindergarten begins March 12 thru June. We will offer a kindergarten tour prior to the school choice window for other schools closing to give parents an early look at our school this year. So please register early and join us on March 29th at 9am for a tour. A second tour will be offered on June 5th and everyone is welcome to attend our Open House on April 26th.

If you have a kindergarten student for next year, please come in and register and help spread this good news in your neighborhoods.


Dr. Schibler

Principal's Update #3

San Joaquin is an AVID school that focuses on Rigor in academics and every student has a computer for instructional purposes. In our small setting, staff are able to connect with all students and ensure the best education for each unique individual. As we head into our next school year we know that parents have a choice in their child’s school and we would like to highlight some wonderful programs at San Joaquin. We contract with an outside Playworks group that provides organized games at recess and lunch and focuses on student leaders as coaches. In addition, skills are taught to individual classrooms highlighting physical education and nutrition. Next year we will be adding Second Steps character content in the classrooms to continue to encourage and build ethical and kind citizens. As we gear up for an all day kinder program next year, I want to mention that we have a wonderful onsite TLC daycare for working parents. TLC opens at 7 am and is available after school from 2 pm to 6 pm. They are open now for summer registration as well as registration for the 2018-2019 school year. Please call the TLC office directly at 949-768-098, ext 2. As you tour San Joaquin you will notice our state-of-the-art student gardens managed by full-time volunteers. This year we added a robotics lab, green screens and flexible furniture, in addition to our formal P.E. and music programs in grades 4-6. We are very fortunate to have an active senior community of volunteers. On any given day you will find these volunteers in the hallways reading with students, running the Jog-a-Thon or assisting with our drama production of “James and the Giant Peach.” Our beautiful school is remodeled with all classes housed in the main building which helps us maintain a very safe and secure environment for student learning. Tours are available upon request.

Dr. Schibler, principal

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