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Mrs. Jessica Marshall

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Welcome to the 2024-25 school year!  

My name is Jessica Marshall and I am Yerba Buena’s Proud Principal.  I joined the YB family in January of 2023 after being the Assistant Principal at Lindero Canyon Middle School.  Before that, I was an elementary educator for 17 years in Thousand Oaks.  I enjoyed teaching all levels from Transitional Kindergarten through 5th grade.  I am bilingual and biliterate in Spanish.  In my free time I love to hike, exercise, read books, see live music and performances, and be at the beach.  My husband Jonathan and I have three children: Mia, who is in 10th grade, and twins Andrew and Olivia who are in 6th grade.  We have two energetic dogs named Tanner and Max who keep us very busy and active.

I heart YBThis year we will show that “YB has Heart.” This motto emphasizes the school's nurturing and inclusive environment. It suggests that our school is a place where students, staff, and the community come together with kindness, respect, and a strong sense of belonging. The motto highlights the school's commitment to fostering a supportive atmosphere where every child feels valued, empowered, and encouraged to grow both academically and personally. It reinforces the idea that the heart of Yerba Buena Elementary is its people, their care for one another, and their shared dedication to learning and community.

In addition to our rigorous and engaging curriculum and classroom instruction, we have several programs to foster a multifaceted educational experience. We look forward to growing our amazing arts program with our performing and visual arts teachers to provide rich learning experiences for all students both in and out of the traditional classroom. We will be working on building our character through classroom lessons taught by our school counselor. This year we will continue to build upon our kindness program across our campus and community with student-led initiatives.  Additionally, our students will continue to create, design, and explore in our Innovation Station filled with tech tools, art supplies, and STEAM opportunities.

Safety and a positive school climate is a top priority at YB. I look forward to working together with each of our students, staff members, and families to ensure our campus is a fun and safe place to learn. 

It is my goal to be as accessible as possible, so please come by anytime to schedule an appointment or feel free to send me an email or call. We are all here to help your family have an amazing school year!



Jessica Marshall