• Kurylo Pic  Mother's Day!  Christopher and Michael strolling in New England.

    Name: Patricia Kurylo
    Email Address: patricia.kurylo@smusd.org
    Phone number: 760-290-2824
    I am the Assistant Principal at San Elijo Middle School and I supervise students whose surnames begin with N - Z.  A few words about me professionally and personally...
    I am a fourth generation San Diego native.  My great-grandmother moved to San Diego in the late 1800's.  My parents both attended San Diego State University.  I also attended SDSU where I received my BA, MA and my Administrative Credential.  During my student teaching, I was in search of a growing bilingual community and I discovered San Marcos Unified!  I am a fluent Spanish speaker, so I wanted to work with Hispanic families. I began my teaching career in 1986 as a bilingual teacher at San Marcos Elementary, where I taught third, fifth and sixth grades for seven years.  I was picked up by the principal at Paloma Elementary when it opened and I taught sixth grade for five years.  Because I enjoyed the older students, I transferred to Woodland Park Middle School where I taught for one year and then became a teacher on special assignment who coordinated a community reading program for students.  I then became the Assistant Principal at WPMS where I remained for sixteen years and I loved everyday! Four years ago I arrived to SEMS and I am thrilled!  I love being an Assistant Principal because I am able to interact with staff, students and parents on a daily basis.  I continue to have a passion for learning and quality instruction.
    I live very close to Torrey Pines High School and I have two fabulous boys (Christopher, age 22 and Michael, age 21).  Chris just graduated from UCSB studying Bio-Chemistry and now he is applying to medical schools with hopes of becoming a doctor; Michael is a professional video gamer for Cloud9 (Bunny FuFuu). I also have three dogs named Ruby, LeBron and Casey!
    Please communicate with me at anytime via email, phone call or you are always welcome to visit me in person!  I am here for our students, staff and parents!  I look forward to another exciting school year at San Elijo Middle School!