Dear Pacific Avenue Academy of Music Community, I just want to welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year! My name is Hilliary Salley and I am thrilled to be the new principal at Pacific Avenue Academy of Music (PAAM) and to foster our "Learning Without Limits" message. I have been a teacher for 10 years, Instructional Coach for 3 years, and an Assistant Principal in Jurupa Unified School District. I look forward to working with the PAAM family and community to ensure maximum student achievement. I am very passionate about learning and dedicated to helping all students progress and succeed. As a Music Academy, we continue to be committed to providing high quality instruction based on rigorous standards in the core content areas. In addition, at PAAM all students from preschool through sixth grade participate in music instruction.
Fun Thoughts: Did you know that 66% of students accepted to medical school are musicians? Did you know that music students receive more academic honors and awards than non-music students? Did you know that musicians score about 100 points higher on the SAT than non-musicians?
PAAM also received the prestigious National NAMM 2018 Merit Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music Education. PAAM was one of only 137 schools across the United States to receive this award.
Having been apart of the Jurupa Unified School District for 16 years, I sincerely care about our students and will work to ensure they have a positive and memorable experience in their time here. Having a safe and supportive learning environment are top priorities for me. To accomplish this, we are committed to positive behavior instruction which aims to build our students into the citizens our community can be proud of.
PAAM is an AVID School. We strive to foster a school culture of AVID Strong Students. AVID strategies teach all our students the study and organizational skills necessary to be a successful student and prepare them to be college ready! We thank you in advance for your support and can't do it without our families.
A strong, visible partnership between school and families is very important to the success of a school. I want to encourage you to participate in our School Site Council, English Language Advisory Committee, and/or our Booster Club.
We at PAAM believe that we have world leaders at our school and we are honored to be apart of your child's academic journey. Thank you in advance and if you here music or someone singing in the halls...it might be me!
Mrs. Hilliary Salley