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James Skoog

James Skoog

Principal, Administrator
Jennifer Kean-Thompson

Jennifer Kean-Thompson

Assistant Principal, Administrator

Principal's Welcome

At Westorchard, our mission is to cultivate a nurturing and inclusive environment where every student can thrive. Our three guiding principles - 'Be safe,' 'Be kind,' and 'Be open-minded' - serve as the foundation of our educational community. We are committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of every student, providing a secure space where they can learn and grow.

This provides a solid foundation for social, emotional and academic learning.  We provide a rich and rigorous academic program, which serves as a solid foundation for students’ future academic endeavors/success.

We want our students to develop as individuals, with their own interests, talents, and passions. Our teachers facilitate this development and help foster learning, encourage self-growth and build students’ independence.  I hope our students grow into resourceful and creative individuals, equipped with the skills they need to carve out their own meaningful paths in life after they move on from our school.

Our motto is, “Go WO.  Together We Grow”.  This motto was originated by our students, and it represents our strong sense of community and learning, for all students and all adults. I’m looking forward to supporting our students’ growth and success at Westorchard and beyond.

Jim Skoog
Principal, Westorchard Elementary School