Dear Fairmead Parents, Students and Families,

    I am writing this letter to share how excited I am to be joining the Fairmead Community as your new Vice Principal. I am looking forward to being a part of Fairmead Elementary's  long history of success and accomplishment.

    Although I am new to the Fairmead faculty and staff, I am not new to the field of education.  After graduating from CSU Fresno, I taught at the Elementary, Middle, and High school levels for over 13 years.  I continued my education at Fresno Pacific University, where I earned my Administrative Credential.   I have worked for three years as a middle school and high school administrator before coming to the Fiarmead community.  I am excited to bring my past years of administrative experience to partner with each of you as we continue to serve the students of Fairmead Elementary.

    I feel honored and privileged to join the Fairmead community. I believe teamwork and open communication are very important and know that together we will continue to ensure a positive and productive learning environment for our students. I am excited to help support the students, parents, teachers and community of Fairmead Elementary, and I look forward to meeting and working with each of you in the coming weeks.



    Ara Derkalousdian 
    Vice Principal
    Fairmead Elementary School