Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year!  

I am honored to introduce myself as the new principal of Sunnyside Elementary.  I come to Sunnyside with nearly 20 years of experience in education, having served as principal at John Murdy Elementary, Supervisor of Gifted and Talented Education for GGUSD, and teacher.  Throughout my career, I have been dedicated to fostering a positive and inclusive learning environment, where students can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.

In collaboration with our talented and dedicated staff, my primary goal is to ensure that every student at Sunnyside receives a high-quality education that prepares them for future success in college and career. I am committed to promoting a growth mindset among our students, encouraging them to embrace challenges and persevere in their pursuit of knowledge. Additionally, I strongly believe in the power of collaboration and open communication, and am eager to work closely with our teachers, parents, and community members to create a supportive and engaging learning environment.

I am thrilled to be a part of the Sunnyside community and look forward to getting to know each and every one of you. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, concerns, or ideas you may have. Together, we can create an environment that fosters growth, celebrates diversity, and inspires our students to reach their full potential.

I am excited to embark on this journey with all of you.



Marcie Griffith, Principal

Sunnyside Elementary