When I came to Broadway, the warmth of the people and the cleanliness of the school made me feel immediately at home. As I work with our faculty and staff, I continue to be impressed by how exceptionally caring and dedicated they are to our students and to our school community. In the school’s calm, nurturing atmosphere, we all work to provide our students the kind of learning environment where they not only receive quality academic instruction but also develop into well-rounded, independent, and responsible citizens.
My primary focus this year is to improve instruction and student learning. I am committed to facilitating and providing teachers the opportunities to collaborate with each other in instructional planning and working with data strategically to meet every student’s needs. Fiscally, I am committed to ensure that all school funding is spent to directly support student learning. I believe in the collective intelligence and creativity of our school community to make Broadway a school where children develop academically and socially to their fullest potential.
It did not take me very long to discover that Broadway is a school full of potential. I hope you will join us in the exciting work of developing that potential as parents and community members.
Principal of Broadway Elementary School
Assistant Principal McErlean's Bio
Mrs. Paola McErlean is a native Angelino from Mexican descent. Her primary language is Spanish; which enabled her to teach in the Spanish Dual Language program at Grand View Elementary. She was an English Language Coordinator and oversaw the Korean and Spanish Dual Language Programs at Wilton Elementary for seven years.
She completed her undergraduate degree at Cal State Northridge (CSUN) and her graduate degrees at Cal State Los Angeles (CSLA). She has been serving LAUSD for 18 years. She taught in the elementary school setting for seven years, was an English Language Coordinator for seven years, was a Teaching and Learning Coordinator in the Local District West Office and began serving as an Assistant Principal at Broadway Elementary School in the 2015-2016 school year.