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Traci Thomas, Principal

Traci Thomas


Rachel Pogue, Assistant Pricipal





Greetings Parents, Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community Members!

I am honored and humbled to have been selected to serve as Assistant Principal at Salk Elementary School. This neighborhood holds special meaning and memories for me. I grew up in a house just down the street from Salk! I recall taking swimming lessons at Byrd Middle School (now Memorial Junior High School) and walking to Albertsons® with my sisters to buy 10 cent candy---the perfect cure for summer boredom!

I have loved school since I was young, so it’s not surprising that my career path has wound through the field of education. It feels like a natural fit for me coming from a family of teachers and administrators! Teaching has always appealed to me because of the inspiring, memorable teachers I’ve had throughout my life. I can still name almost every single elementary and secondary teacher I’ve had! I am so grateful for each one and for the impact they have had on my life. I would not be who I am today without them.

My expectation is that Salk Elementary School will produce robust learning opportunities and wonderfully nostalgic memories for our students, families, teachers, and staff. Salk Elementary is a place to learn and a place to belong; a place to grow and a place to become strong.

I am here to serve and happy to help. Welcome to Salk Elementary!

Sincerely, Mrs. Rachel Pogue