Principal's Corner

Welcome to Cornerstone at Pedregal!


Since 1993, our parents and staff have worked in partnerships to create a dynamic and responsive environment. Our dedicated parents help support the art, drama, music, and other parent-led activities to compliment District programs. Each parent is a partner with the school system in providing a quality education to his/her child. Parent, student, and community input into every aspect of what we do as a school system is absolutely essential to everyone's success. It brings me pride to be the principal at a strong parent participation school where families, community, and staff partner to provide a stellar school experience for our students.


Cornerstone teachers are dedicated, innovative and are committed to developing the whole student both emotionally and academically. Each teacher has a unique talent and takes pride in their educational pedagogy and their constant refining teaching practices. Each teacher has innovative practices in keeping the students engaged and learning.


At Cornerstone we prepare each child academically, socially, and emotionally, for successful living. We will do this through an engaging and challenging curriculum that equips students to be responsible life-long learners. We accept the responsibility for providing a safe environment in which students are contributing and confident members, able to serve their communities now and in the future.


Our academic excellence is nationally ranked and our innovative participation model is nationally recognized: A California Distinguished School in 2004 and 2010, California Gold Ribbon School in 2016. In addition, Cornerstone was honored with the 21st Century Schools of Distinction award.


We take pride in our many programs and spaces that we built together with our parents and community partners. Our state of the art library and Learning Technology Center (LTC) where students are able learn, explore, and thrive. Our teachers utilize technology in their classrooms to enhance their instruction. Our science program is engaging and supported by parent volunteers. Students are exploring science through hands-on experiments including STEM opportunities or in our fully-equipped science lab.


Here at Cornerstone we work together with teachers, staff, and parents and community in the best interest of the whole child to prepare our students for wherever their path takes them. Students will experience success, build self-esteem, develop resilience and make great academic gains by taking ownership and responsibility for learning and building authentic and lasting relationships.


Cornerstone students will have a secure, nurturing, positive and proactive team of support that includes staff and meaningful parent involvement. We’ll share a passion for life-long learning and possess an “I can” attitude and commitment to doing whatever it takes to succeed.


Please come visit us at Cornerstone and become part of our Cougar Family. We are so excited to welcome you.

Elisa Morreale,

Cornerstone Principal

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