• July 13, 2023

    Dearest Cooley Ranch Elementary Families & Community,

    It is with great pleasure that I write to introduce myself to you as the new principal of Cooley Ranch Elementary.
    My name is Veronica Godinez, and I am excited to join you and be part of this community. I look forward to getting
    to know each of you as we work together to continue our site's long-standing tradition of excellence.

    This year I start my 18th year in education, before being appointed at Cooley Ranch. I proudly served the
    community of Pomona for four years as Principal, and I am proud of the relationships, the work, and the heart that
    as a team, we poured into our students and community I have previously served as served at all educational
    levels: elementary, middle school, and high school and at the university level in Southern California and/or
    Southeast Idaho.

    I bring Cooley Ranch Elementary a commitment to the success of all students, a passion for the continued
    development of excellence in teaching and learning. I am committed to doing my best for your students and with
    you and our families every day.

    I have a strong belief that it is the people that make a school great. Because of the amazing people at Cooley
    Ranch, the school has established a reputation for exceptional student achievement both in and out of the
    classroom. I look forward to building on this success by honoring traditions, listening to stakeholder feedback,
    and observing the existing teaching and learning process.

    The 1st day of school will be Thursday, August 3, 2023. Students should report to school no later than 7:40 a.m. (or
    7:00 a.m. if your child is having breakfast), they should be well rested and ready to learn. Students will be on a
    regular day schedule on the first day of school .

    Your child's safety is always one of our biggest concerns, especially at drop-off and pick-up times. We ask that
    you keep your child’s safety in mind during these times. Please do not have your child run across the street.
    Instead, be sure you are parked appropriately, have your child use the crosswalks, and abide by using all of our
    walkways following our safety guidelines.

    Be on the lookout for a Postcard from Cooley Ranch where you will find the teacher assignment for the 2023-2024
    school Year. Parents will be allowed on campus for August 3rd & August 4th in assisting students find their
    classrooms. After August 4th we encourage parents to be volunteers of Cooley Ranch and welcome to come on
    campus for a variety of events.

    The Cooley Ranch staff and I look forward to working with you and for you as Cooley Ranch’s new principal.

    Veronica Godinez

    Cooley Ranch Elementary
    veronica _godinez@cjusd.org