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A Message to the Foster Elementary Community

A Message to the Foster Elementary Community 

From Principal Mrs. Whitney DeSantis, Ed.D.    

Dear Foster Elementary Parents, Students, and Community, 

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year at Foster Elementary School.  Serving the Allied Gardens community proudly for more than 50 years, Foster Elementary staff continue to spark wonder and foster dreams for all students. We take care of the whole child addressing each students’ unique academic, social, and emotional needs. Ensuring students feel safe and happy at school in an optimal learning environment and have supports to assist them in their learning is the key to building a culture of trust and increase student learning and achievement.

My instructional leadership style demonstrates a forward-thinking approach while always making collaborative child-centered decisions with all staff that promote a positive learning experience for all students. I am very passionate about maximizing individual performance by personalizing the learning through a strengths-based approach with a balance of collaborative activities that engage groups of students and adults in the teaching and learning process. I am excited to support the amazing, dedicated Foster staff, develop lifelong relationships, and continue partnerships with all of the surrounding businesses and community agencies to support students. 

I look forward to getting to know every Foster Elementary family and welcome all feedback, comments, and input regarding your child and their educational experience as a proud Foster Wildcat. I encourage parents to support the PTA that works hard to provide financial support to our school. No matter how you get involved and volunteer, whether it be in the classroom or serving on a committee, we need YOU!  Here’s to a great school year!   


Whitney DeSantis, Ed.D.Principal
6550 51st Street, San Diego, CA 92120
Phone: 619-582-2728
E-Mail: wdesantis@sandi.net
Twitter: wdesantis1