Welcome, Mighty Mice to Manzanita Elementary School.
I am Susan Summers, principal of Manzanita Elementary School. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from CSUB. I have a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Chapman University. I have been employed with Palmdale School District since 1996.
I have lived in the Antelope Valley almost my entire life moving here when I was in the fifth grade. I attended schools in the Antelope Valley and graduated from Quartz Hill High School. I feel very fortunate to be Principal for the Palmdale School District. Manzanita is a great school with students, staff, parents and our community who work really hard to make a difference in our student's lives.
I have had the opportunity to be a teacher for several years and loved my job. I taught several different grades while in the classroom. I loved being a positive influence and support for my students believing all students can learn at a high level and as a team with the support from parents working together. As an assistant principal I had the opportunity to work at several Palmdale School District Schools.
At Manzanita our vision aligns with the Palmdale School Districts' vision that all students leave ready for success in high school and beyond: College, Career and the Global World.