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Dear Family:


It is with a heavy heart that I must inform you of my decision to move forward.  As of July 2nd, I will no longer be the principal of Palms Elementary.  The past seven years have been truly glorious.  We have shared laughter, weeps and cheers.  Together, we have built an incredible academic, social and emotional learning environment comparable to none.  A place that I am proud of and would send my own children one day.


For those interested, I have accepted the position of Executive Director, Student Integration Services.  In plain English, I am in charge of all Magnet, Permit with Transportation, Indian Education and other court ordered desegregation plans in all of LAUSD.  It’s a huge step.


Again, thank you for this opportunity.  You have helped in my professional and personal growth.  A growth that is immeasurable.    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the Palms Community is the most loving and considerate community I've ever known.  Thank you for believing in me.

Wishing you the best,


Keith Abrahams

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Palms Elementary Community is to develop productive citizens through a rigorous academic curriculum and appropriate social/emotional guidance.

Thank You!

Thank you students, parents and community members for your contribution to making this one the best years in Palms recent history.  It is my hope that you all have a peaceful and educational summer.  As a reminder, we will have summer school at Palms Elementary from June 16 - July 11 for students who just completed 2nd - 5th grades. Summer school student hours are 8:30am - 11:50am.   In addition, LA Scores will host a free summer program that will run concurrently with summer school.  The LA Scores programs begins Monday, June 16 and runs for four weeks from 12:00pm to 3:00pm.  For more information please call the office. 

The 2014 - 2015 school year will begin August 12th.  Palms is a Local Initiative School with autonomy in three areas.  The first area is local control over the master calendar.  The staff has again decided the to designate every Tuesday as Early Out/Professional Development days.  Therefore, every Tuesday school will be dismissed at 1:33pm (including the first day of school).  Please make proper child care arrangements.


Student Handbook

Please check out our 2013 - 2014 Student Handbook.  It is located under the "Students" tab or you can click here.

Teacher's Corner

Staff Directory

Alston, Angela
2nd Grade Teacher
Breeding, Debbie
4th Grade Teacher
Bryant, Regina
Deaf or Hard of Hearing Teacher
Castrejon, Allison
4th/5th grade Teacher
Cesena, Annina
Deaf or Hard of Hearing Teacher
Davis, Monica
2nd/3rd Grade Teacher
Gutman, Dori
1st Grade Teacher
Higashi, Mary
2nd Grade Teacher
Jacobs-Marks, Sharon
5th Grade Teacher
Karzai, Shinkai
4th Grade Teacher
Kupper, Kirsten
Resource Teacher
Levin, Liz
1st Grade Teacher
McGovern, Pamela
Kindergarten Teacher
Nelson, Marcus
Intervention Coordinator
Okafor, Ifeyinwa
SDC 1-3 Mild/Moderate
Salazar, Sonia
T Kinder
Shannon, Deborah
3rd Grade Teacher
Shuart, Char
5th Grade Teacher
Silber, Stacey
Spencer, Derek
Kindergarten Teacher
Temple, Molly
1st grade Teacher
Tetreault, Allegra
Special Education Teacher
Villafranca, Elsy
Kinder Collaborative (KCC) Teacher
Zuboff, June
3rd Grade Teacher