Hello, my name is Artonya Gemmill and I am the new Co-Principal for the Edge Program. I started my career in education as an instructional assistant with the San Mateo-Foster City School District prior to becoming an elementary school full-inclusion teacher. As a full-inclusion teacher, I taught grades K-2. After that, I continued my educational journey at San Francisco State University where I received my master’s degree in special education.
After eight years of service in the education field in Northern California and one year of service in the McMinnville School District, I joined the SKPS team in 2007 as a high school special education teacher. Starting in 2008, I served as an assistant principal at West Salem and South Salem high schools. In 2013, I began my role as the principal of Brush College Elementary school and most recently, served as principal at Clear Lake Elementary School.
I view a collaborative school environment as an important part of building successful learners. I believe having strong relationships between students, staff and parents will foster that success.