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Principal's Message

Dear Clegg Elementary School Community,

Greetings to all the wonderful students, parents, staff, and faculty of Clegg Elementary School! My name is Mark Murphy, and I am thrilled to introduce myself as the new proud Principal of Clegg Elementary. As I embark on this exciting journey with the Clegg Cougar Cubs, I want to express my deepest gratitude for the warm welcome I have received thus far.

First and foremost, I would like to share a bit about my background. For the past 25 years, I have been a part of the Westminster School District family, where I have had the privilege of working at various schools, including Schroeder, Schmitt, Meairs, Stacey, and, most recently, Hayden School, where I served as Principal for the past 12 years. Each of these experiences has enriched my life and helped me grow both personally and professionally.

Growing up in Westminster and now residing in the city of Huntington Beach, I have developed a deep love and appreciation for this community and its people. Now, as I step into the role of Principal at Clegg Elementary, I am elated to return to my roots and serve a school that has a strong reputation for excellence.

Clegg Elementary School has a rich history of academic achievements, dedicated teachers, and supportive parents, and I am genuinely honored to join such a great school community. My primary goal is to build on the existing strengths of the school while fostering an environment of collaboration, respect, and innovation. Together, we will nurture an inclusive and nurturing space for all students to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.

At Clegg Elementary, we believe that every student has unique talents and abilities, and our commitment is to provide a well-rounded education that empowers each child to reach their full potential. As Principal, I will work tirelessly to ensure that our students receive the highest quality education, are engaged in exciting learning experiences, and feel safe and supported every step of the way.

I am eager to meet each and every one of you, to listen to your thoughts and aspirations for Clegg Elementary, and to collaborate in making this school the best it can be. My door will always be open, and I encourage you to reach out with any ideas, questions, or concerns you may have. Together, we will create a positive and dynamic learning environment for our students, where they can grow into confident and capable individuals.

In the coming days, as we prepare for the start of the new school year, I am filled with enthusiasm and anticipation for the journey ahead. Let us work hand in hand, with shared dedication and a passion for education, to ensure that every child at Clegg Elementary is set up for a successful and fulfilling future.

Thank you once again for the warm welcome. I am excited to embark on this exciting adventure as the Principal of Clegg Elementary School and look forward to getting to know each and every one of you.

Please contact our office if you have any questions (714) 894-7218.

With warmest regards,

Mark Murphy


 Clegg Elementary School