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Meet our Principal

Greetings Fruitvale Families and Educational Community,

It is with great joy and enthusiasm to be able to serve as your Principal of Fruitvale Elementary School for the 2022-2023 school-year. I believe that my experience and positive attitude will enable me to serve all families, staff, and students equitably and effectively.

Through education and training, I’ve become an adaptive leader that builds strong relationships with families, staff, and students through an equity focused lens, emotional intelligence, and kindness. I’m a life-long learner who was inspired to join the Fruitvale community with an open mind and loving heart.

My growth mindset will enable me to reach students of all backgrounds and ability levels. I have a genuine desire to reach back and uplift students of lower socioeconomic backgrounds and underserved subgroups through equity, social justice, and fostering a college-going culture. I will be daily living proof that resilience, integrity, and community- oriented service can translate into academic excellence.

 I’m very excited to join the Fruitvale Family and I’m looking forward to serving and working side by side with families, teachers, staff, and students of our community.

James Vaughn

Dr. James Vaughn, Ed.D