Dear College Park Community,
欢迎 Welcome! Bienvenidos! It is with great joy, humility and excitement that I welcome you to the 2022-2023 school year and introduce myself as your new Principal. My name is Mrs. Angienette Desuyo Estonina, dedicated public educator and servant.
Over the past 35 years, I have committed my life to serving students and families, and continuously learning how to collectively influence and create the change we seek and need in our communities and the world. I am hopeful and grateful that you have given me the opportunity you have given me to work for you, work with you and alongside you to serve the children of our community.
Over the years, I have served in a variety of capacities as a Paraeducator, Elementary Classroom Teacher, Mentor, Coach, Content Specialist and Supervisor for Multilingual Learners, and Principal. During the height of the pandemic, I decided to return to the classroom for the past two years and learn how to create nurturing and rich asynchronous and synchronous learning experiences for students in collaboration with colleagues and families, during a time of great urgency, need and uncertainty. Our hard and heart work paid off as the students showed up with their families right there with them. The past two years validated my belief in the power of “WE,” community, and the utmost importance to create a loving, inclusive, and supportive space for all stakeholders, especially for those who bring all of us together - the CHILDREN!
I bring to you the values I was raised with: love, compassion, empathy, resilience, forgiveness, including the Bayanihan Spirit, which is a Filipino value that means civic unity, collectivism, and collaboration.
I am deeply honored to be part of the College Park Community, the home of the Pandas. I stand ready and committed to collectively maintaining and creating a joyful, nurturing, inclusive, and fail-safe learning community where every learner and individual who is part of our community is seen, valued, and loved in order for each to achieve his/her/their personal best and develop the capacities to be global leaders today and for the future.
“There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.” Margaret Wheatley, writer, teacher, humanitarian, 2010, and look forward to learning what you care about, learning about the impact you wish to make in our community and the world as an individual and as a community.
With gratitude and joy!
Mrs. Angienette Desuyo Esonina, she/her/hers
Principal | College Park Elementary School