Principal's Message


    Hello Magnificent Mustangs,

    I am truly thrilled for a new year of full day learning with our young mustangs. We must turn the page on the last couple years because we have amazing learners ready to reconnect with the Arlington Experience like never before. Our learners are more techno literate and independent than ever.

    Yes, this is a fresh year. And, we are continuing our STEAM initiative and 21st Century Skills approach to teaching and learning. We are the district’s first and foremost Project Lead the Way elementary. Obviously in our school we teach reading, writing and math. But our students and staff also balance concrete, hands on learning with art, music, PE, coding, engineering and robots because its engaging and innovative.

    This may be my proudest year as Principal. And, I am equally proud to announce that our district has selected me to serve as the Extended Learning Opportunity Coordinator for elementary schools. Just as I’ve always designed an innovative and supportive learning experience for Arlington, I have the privilege of supporting all the elementary and K-8 schools in their efforts to develop innovative programs to engage and reconnect students to outstanding learning throughout our district.

    To assist in leading Arlington, Melissa Schupp will be our Vice Principal. An exemplary teacher- leader on our site, she was the first teacher I hired upon arrival 7 years ago. A Project Lead the Way Master Teacher, she has been instrumental in both our STEAM Initiative and that of the Citrus Heights region.

    Hi! I'm Mrs. Schupp. If you know me around Arlington, you probably know me as the tall 5th grade teacher who does robots and stuff. I've been here for 7 years, teaching 2nd, 4th, and 5th grade. This year I am excited to announce that while I will no longer be teaching in Room 15, I get to work with all of our a-neigh-zing mustangs as the Vice Principal! I am looking forward to a great year with all of us back together showing just how magnificent our mustangs are. I can't wait for all the fun to come and meeting each and every one of you very soon!

  • Rafael Martinez

    (916) 971-5234
    Melissa Schupp
    Vice Principal
    (916) 971-5234
     Kahla Baker
    (916) 971-5234 
Last Modified on August 5, 2021