Principal Letter

  • Welcome to Sonoma Mountain Elementary Charter School!


    I am thrilled to introduce you to our school community.  Sonoma Mountain Elementary Charter School is filled with enthusiastic students ready to learn, supportive parents/guardians invested in our children’s education and development, and a dedicated professional staff committed to providing our students with an enriching and engaging education.  We are one community with one vision – excellence – and we work together to strive for this in all that we do.


    Beginning in transitional kindergarten, our students receive a solid foundation of reading skills, purposeful writing, mathematical reasoning, and critical thinking.  Our curriculum is integrated with engaging strategies and new technologies.  Most of all, classroom instruction is differentiated, so our students get what they need to maximize their personal best potential.  With our charter focus in music, art, and movement, our students become well-rounded musicians, artists, and dancers by singing, learning how to play an instrument, practicing art methodologies, art analysis and thinking skills, and demonstrating this understanding through public performances.   Our technology integration with 1:1 devices in 2nd -6th grade and a Computer Mini Lab help prepare our students for school and beyond.  Our fabulous library and physical education programs round out the perfect school experience for all of our students.  Our students are academically challenged and excited about their learning experience.   


    Our school community is special, and we all work together to be safe, respectful, and responsible.  We have a strong emphasis on educating the whole child and in addition to academics, our students work together, play together, and come together as a community.


    I am honored to be the principal of this wonderful school.  I am proud of our school, and more importantly, extremely proud of our students and the responsible, intelligent, creative, and caring individuals that they become in our partnership with you.


    My door is always open, and I welcome you to contact me should you have any further questions or information to share.  



    Michele L. Gochberg