Principal's Message

Kristin Murphy

Greetings Cougars! My name is Kristin Murphy and I am the very proud principal of Soquel Elementary.  This will be my second year at Soquel El and I couldn't be more excited for the 2019-2020 school year. Our school is incredibly special!  We have a community that is rich in tradition, full of pride, incredibly kind, and eager to learn! Being a part of the Soquel family is truly a dream come true.  


Before coming to Soquel, I taught Kindergarten, 3rd, 4th, and 6th Grade.  I later went into instructional coaching, became an assistant principal, and eventually an elementary principal.  I believe passionately in the importance of encouraging all students to reach their fullest potential.  I am committed to teaching students how to develop a growth mindset, set goals, and celebrate accomplishments.  


While education is my passion, I do find joy in a variety of other activities.  When Im not at school, I am soaking up quality family time with my husband and two boys.  I love the ocean, exercising, cooking, traveling, and watching the Chicago Cubs. 


My door is always open!  Never hesitate to reach out!  I look forward to partnering with our community to make 2019-2020 an amazing school year! 

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Tel: (831) 464-5655

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