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Dear George Hall Families,

     Welcome to the 2022-23 school year! It is an honor to introduce myself as the new principal of George Hall Elementary School and to join this extraordinary school community. I hope that you and your children are looking forward to beginning a wonderful school year together. 

     I feel a deep connection to the George hall community, as I am a former George Hall teacher! I can assure you that I share in this school community's commitment to caring for your children each and every day while providing them an inclusive and engaging learning environment. Our faculty and staff are committed to  "whole child" approach, and will work together to ensure that each child is challenged, engaged and treated equitably. Each child who enters our gates each day will feel down, valued and supported. 

     I started my career in education as an elementary classroom teacher, and have taught kindergarten, first and third grade. Most recently, I have been the Language and Literacy teacher at Beresford Elementary School. I have also had the opportunity to lead the San Mateo-Foster City School District's Summer School program the past three years. My husband and I live locally in San Mateo, and we welcomed our first child earlier this year. 

     I view education as a life-long process, and expect that I will continue to learn about the uniqueness of the George hall School community, as well as how to best serve our students, over this coming year. I wholeheartedly believe that it takes collaboration, communication and support from all stakeholders. You are vital to the success of our students, and I encourage you to become involved in any way you can!

     Please know that my door is always open to you. I heartily welcome your conversation and positive input throughout this year. Let us always keep our students the primary focus of our work. I look forward to celebrating our collective successes during the 2022-23 school year! 

     Looking forward to a fabulous year!

     Justine DiMaggio

     George Hall Principal

Headshot photo of our Principal, Mrs. Justine DiMaggio