Principal's Message


Welcome to Palmyra Elementary School! My name is Davine Jones, and I am excited and honored to have the opportunity to be the new Principal of Palmyra Elementary! The primary years are a time for growth, challenge, and discovery. As your new Principal, I look forward to working with the Palmyra family in developing academic achievement, risk-taking skills, and self-advocacy in all students. 

This is my 25th year as a professional educator. My experiences range from being a sixth grade teacher, Elementary, and Secondary Education Specialist, Teacher on Special Assignment, Program Specialist, Middle School Assistant Principal, Adjunct Professor, and now Principal! 

Orange Unified School District’s Mission is to “Partner with our community in providing a safe, equitable, innovative learning environment for each scholar.” At Palmyra Elementary School, we embrace this mission in our work with students. Our top priority is the academic achievement, and social emotional well-being of every child. 

On behalf of my entire staff, I’d like to welcome all our scholars and families back to Palmyra for another exciting school year! Our school is committed to cultivating a community of lifelong learners with a clear pathway to college and career success. We will focus on Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) strategies across every grade level. Our team of teachers will collaborate as a Professional Learning Community to provide your children core competencies, great first instruction, and maintaining a positive school climate. Our multi-tiered systems of support will meet the academic and social-emotional needs of every child. 

We hope you will join our amazing group of PTA parents and community members who work diligently in supporting our teachers and providing all students fun and educational experiences through PTA funded activities and  events. The need is great and together we will succeed in providing all Palmyra Scholars a great educational experience! 

I truly believe that a strong home/school partnership is essential to student success, and welcome all parents and community members to call upon me anytime with questions or concerns. Please feel free to reach out if I can assist you in anyway. I am honored to join the Palmyra family, and commit myself to working with the school community to continue the Palmyra tradition of excellence! 

We are looking forward to the 2020-2021 school year! Please explore our website, DOJO, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for additional information on opportunities to participate in parent groups, current school news, after school and enrichment opportunities, and calendar of events. Thank you!