Principal’s Message

  • Hello Gator Scholars and Families!!

    It is with a tremendous sense of pride and excitement that I write as the Principal of Golden Hill Elementary School.  I am humbled and honored to be charged with leading a school with such storied traditions, a wonderful reputation, and a dedication to excellence for all children!

    My exposure to the arts started at a young age and from there I was hooked! I graduated from San Diego State University, and began my teaching career as a music educator in San Diego County.  When the opportunity arose, I transitioned from the classroom to a district level position where I oversaw the Visual and Performing Arts.  I have also served as an elementary school site administrator.  The arts are the backbone of any society, and both my life and career have been devoted to their advancement.  The experiences and opportunities I have gained in my career have instilled within me the belief that all students deserve exceptional learning opportunities, that include the inclusion and integration of the arts, as well as being ensured high quality, great first instruction that allows for high levels of learning. 

    Research tells us that when teachers work collaboratively, when children are supported by adults who believe in their potential, and when parents are involved with their child's education, success is inevitable. 

    It is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors is excited to be here!  I welcome your conversations throughout the year.  I cannot wait to celebrate our collective successes, small and large during the upcoming year with you, always remembering that students are our primary focus.  

    As we enter this school year, our responsibilities and tasks are many, but our possibilities are endless!! I welcome the opportunity to get to know the Golden Hill community and learn about your hopes and dreams for our school.  Through collaboration, we can foster a rich school culture in which every child can succeed. 

    My best to all,

    Dr. Neil Anderson

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