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!