Principal’s Corner

Witter Ranch Elementary Principal Patrick Birdsong

August 2021

Dear Witter Ranch Families, 

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year. My name is Patrick Birdsong I am very proud to be serving as the principal of Witter Ranch Elementary, a school that is excelling in so many ways. I believe that we will continue to be an excellent school, one that exemplifies excellence with the Common Core Standards and the Natomas Unified School District Vision- “All NUSD students graduate as college and career ready, productive, responsible, and engaged global citizens.” 

I am happy to announce that Witter Ranch will enter year three of  AVID.    The AVID program will help our school to better meet the needs of our learners and to continue to prepare students to be “College and Career Ready”.100% of our staff will be trained in AVID,  teachers attended professional development over the summer to deliver an educational program that can help all students learn.  The following links will give a better understanding of AVID and how it will benefit your child.  https://www.avid.org/what-avid-is  https://youtu.be/iIuvnXyhtQM  Witter Ranch will be implementing AVID, from preschool to 5th grade for the 2021-2022 school year and teachers will have a TOSA to support their growth throughout the school year..

Here is a little information about me:

I bring to Witter Ranch over 20 years of educational experience and practice serving K-6 and K-8 schools in Sacramento and the Bay Area. Prior to Witter Ranch, I served as principal at Pioneer Elementary, Michael J. Castori and Golden Valley Charter.

I attended California State University, Sacramento, and graduated with a degree in Social Science. I received my teaching credential in Urban Education at San Francisco State University and my Administrative Credential in Urban School Leadership from CSUS. My wife and I are raising two children, a girl and a boy in the Curtis Park neighborhood of Sacramento.  Our daughter will be starting her second year of college this fall and our son will start his senior year of high school.

Again, welcome to the 2021-2022 school year. If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, please feel free to stop by the front office or contact me at (916) 567-5620.  I look forward to seeing you in August.

Sincerely, 
Mr. Patrick Birdsong
Principal, Witter Ranch Elementary
Email: [email protected] 
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