Welcome to Esqueda!


    Mr. Perla

    Dear Parents and Guardians   

        It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the newly appointed Assistant Principal at Manuel Esqueda Elementary K-8 School.  I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such a rich tradition of education!  I have been dedicated to the field of education for more than eighteen years.  I have worked with a variety of students' ranging in age from Kindergarten through 12th grade.  I am excited and eager to bring my skills as an educational leader to Esqueda Elementary School and work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child's success.

      Along with the teachers and staff, I will work hard to continue the legacy of success established by SAUSD by building strong relationships with parents, students and community partners.  We will focus on character education initiatives, Common Core skills, the use of data to drive instruction, and to provide consistent implementation of the curriculum in a rigorous manner so that we can continue to increase all student achievement.

      All of us at Esqueda Elementary K-8 School are eager and excited to begin what promises to be the best year ever.  This year is going to be amazing as we continue to provide academic experiences for our students that are rigorous, relevant, and help them build relationships while making real-world connections.  As your Assistant Principal, it is important for me that everyone who steps through our doors-teachers, students and parents-are excited to be here!  This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment.  My door is always open, and I welcome your input.  Please feel free to call or email me to discuss any concerns you might have throughout the school year.  

      I look forward to working with you as a team to help each student at Esqueda Elementary K-8 meet their goals and have a successful school year!


    Mr. Sam Perla

    Assistant Principal

    Manuel Esqueda School K-8