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Principal's Message

For the past six years, I have had the honor of serving as a leader at one of the greatest elementary schools in the South Bay.  During this time, I have had the pleasure of supporting a dedicated staff who worked tirelessly to implement school-wide programs such as Writer's Workshop, Leveled Literacy Intervention, as well as other curriculum and technology innovations. It is no doubt that our amazing staff, supportive families, and engaging students have led Madison to celebrate many distinguished honors.  In the last six years, Madison Elementary has earned a California Distinguished School award, was named a California Gold Ribbon School, California Green Ribbon School, Alliance for a Healthier Generation Silver awardee and a Title I Achievement School.  Madison, we have a lot to be proud of!


While some would say, “All good things must come to an end,” I am confident this is a new beginning for both Madison and me. I am pleased to announce that effective July 1st, I will serve as the new Director of the South Bay Adult School. I am excited about the opportunity to take on a new challenge in education and support the needs of adult learners in our community. I know my amazing experiences and lessons learned at Madison will certainly guide me in my new role. The most important core belief that I will take with me is one that has been reinforced every day by the students at Madison – “EVERY STUDENT CAN LEARN!!”  During my time at Madison, I know I have grown both as a professional and as a person.  It is with sincere thanks and humble gratitude that I say goodbye… although, I will be nearby.


I want to assure you that I will stay dedicated to the Madison students and staff until the last day of school.  The position of Madison Principal will be advertised today, and interviews will take place soon afterward, so the new principal can experience a seamless transition prior to the start of the next school year.


It has been a privilege to spend the last six years with you and your incredible children.  I look forward to seeing you in the community and at music venues around the South Bay. For our Madison students, I want to leave you with the words that I have on the door to my office from the Roman poet Horace: Sapere Aude! (Dare to Know!)



Mr. Drew Gamet

Principal, Madison Elementary School


To get in contact with Mr. Gamet, call 310-798-8623 or email him at