Mr. Jeffrey Daniel,
Dear Toluca Lake Families,
Twenty years ago, Toluca Lake Elementary became a part of my life! I began my teaching career at Toluca Lake teaching fourth grade in room 15. Along the way, I had the opportunity to teach all grades first through fifth before becoming the Categorical Programs and Bilingual Coordinator. Concurrently, I was also the Gifted and Talented Education Coordinator as well as the technology and state testing coordinator. I eventually left Toluca Lake last year to become an Assistant Principal at Arleta High School to lead their Visual and Performing Arts small learning community. But just eleven months later, I was called back to become the Principal of this remarkable school.
I am proud to be principal of a school with amazing students, parents, community volunteers, teachers, and support staff. We are a school that delivers the highest quality education while removing barriers to student achievement. Each student is afforded a well-rounded education that is relevant, rigorous, and engaging supported by high quality teacher leaders who help lay the foundation to get students college and career ready by facilitating the highest levels of depth of knowledge (DOK).
As I begin this journey as Toluca Lake’s Principal, I am filled with excitement and gratitude. I am thankful for the wonderful students, families, and colleagues that have helped me to be where I am today and blessed to have this opportunity to continue working with all of you! In life, we don't get anywhere alone. Rather, by working together and believing in what can be, we build a strong foundation that helps us be our personal best.
I am honored to be your next Principal. Let's make this a wonderful year!
And always remember, it’s great to be a Tiger!
Mr. Jeffrey Daniel