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Principal's Message

Principal Mr. Keeney

Dear Whittier Families:

As the new principal of Whittier Elementary School, it is my sincere pleasure and honor to become a member of this great school community. Whittier Elementary enjoys a long, rich history of academic excellence, a positive and safe learning environment, and an active, supportive community. I am truly honored to be chosen for this position and I am excited to become a part of the Wildcat family and provide the best possible educational program for our students.


Although I am new to Whittier, I am not new to the field of education. I possess over seventeen years of educational experience. My most recent administrative experience has been shaped by ten years of successful leadership at the elementary level. My background includes teaching kindergarten through sixth grade in private and public schools, as well as high school football and baseball coaching experience. I am elated to bring my skills as an educational leader to this great school and to work with you as a partner in your child’s educational success.

Along with staff, I will work hard to continue the legacy of success established at Whittier by building strong relationships with parents, students, staff, and community partners.  We will focus on character education initiatives, 21st Century skills, fostering a nurturing safe environment for children, use of data to guide instruction, consistent implementation of newly adopted direct instruction strategies to increase academic achievement.

I anticipate a successful year as the staff and I will continue to develop the whole child (physical, emotional, intellectual, and social). My hope is that all Whittier students will be able to thrive in a globally competitive age and we can enhance student achievement by providing a dynamic learning community in a rigorous academic environment.

During the course of the year, it is my hope that we will work together to provide the students of Whittier the best possible opportunities in preparing them to be world class citizens ready to master the challenges of the 21st Century with a solid foundation created here at our school.


I look forward to working with you and your child!


In partnership,  


Jeff Keeney