Principal's Message

Dear Emerson Parents, Students, and Staff

As the new Principal of Emerson Elementary School, it has been my sincere pleasure and honor to become a member of this great school community. Emerson enjoys a rich history of academic and cultural excellence that is the result of a collegial partnership between the school staff and parents. I am truly honored to serve you and am looking forward to working with the dedicated staff to provide the best possible educational program for our students.

Before coming to Emerson, I was assigned in the role of Assistant Principal at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School in Riverside Unified School District. In my 21 years in education, I’ve held the positions of teacher (general education and special education), Assistant Principal, and Program Specialist. I am very excited to be a part of the Emerson Eagle family and to work closely with everyone to ensure our students grow both academically and socially.

My greatest initiative is to provide the leadership that will facilitate a school environment to provide differentiated instruction to meet the needs of each student. The educational program must be academically challenging, engage each student by linking the curriculum to previous knowledge and experience, and incorporating the effective use of technology to support best initial instruction. Parents, teachers, support staff, and administration all have an important role to encourage our children to become active learners. It is my sincere desire to provide expanded opportunities for our students to acquire the skills to become productive citizens in a vastly changing society.

Through a close and collegial partnership with everyone associated with Emerson Elementary, I am confident we can make our school an even a better place for our students to learn and grow.


Natanya N. Johnson