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420 Filbert Street,
San Francisco, CA 94133
USA

(415) 291-7924

Garfield is a public elementary school located at the base of Coit Tower n- one of the most picturesque spots in the city of San Francisco. As one of the first public elementary schools in the city, Garfield has been providing a rich academic environment for local children for more than 100 years. Today, Garfield is a small, tight-knit community serving 240 children of diverse cultural and economic backgrounds in grades K-5.

Garfield Elementary offers general education classes for grades K-5; a Chinese Immersion program for grades K-1 (additional grades will be added every academic year through grade 5); a Special Day Class (SDC) program for children with high-functioning autism in grades K-5; and an after-school program from 1:50 – 6:00pm every school day. In addition to the music, art and P.E. programs that are offered throughout the district, Garfield partners with San Francisco community-based organizations to provide enrichment opportunities for its students. These partners include CUESA (the Center for Urban  Education about Sustainable Agriculture); the Chinatown Y.M.C.A; the San Francisco Opera Guild; LEAP Arts in Education; and more. 

For more information about Garfield, please visit the school’s Facebook page, Garfield’s San Francisco Unified School District page, and Great Schools . If you are interested in receiving the Garfield PTO newsletter, please provide your email address here.

Faculty (09/12/15)

Principal

Jason Owens, Ed.S.

Room 225

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How long have you been teaching, and how long have you been at Garfield?

I have been teaching since 1997 and have been at Garfield since 2014.

What strengths do you bring to your profession?

Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of working in a number of roles in the education profession:  classroom teacher, art teacher, counselor, and administrator to name a few.  This array of roles, combined with a love of learning, allows me to bring a strong knowledge base and an open mind to Garfield.

 

What do you like most about Garfield?

The entire Garfield community is dedicated to the learning and growth of our students, and works as a team to continue improving the academic experience of each and every child.

 

What are 5 things you can’t live without? 

My family & friends; sunrises & sunsets; good food; my big fluffy comforter; plaid shirts.

 

Describe your ideal day off:

My ideal day off would start with a walk into town for coffee, saying hello to my neighbors and friends.  After coffee, I would go for a hike in the redwoods and enjoy lunch among the trees.  The day would conclude with a drive along the coast, stopping to watch the sun set over the ocean. I absolutely love to be outdoors.

 

Special Day Paraprofessional

Ms. Li Li Jiang

 

What strengths do you bring to your profession?

I’m Chinese bilingual which makes communication much easier between colleagues, parents and students.

 

What do you like most about Garfield?

What I like most about Garfield is seeing bright and willing to learn students who come to school everyday and are prepared to learn.

 

What are 5 things you can’t live without? 

Technology; food; transportation; books and electricity.

Describe your ideal day off:

My ideal day off would be filled with exercising and shopping.

 


Ms. Lucy Li

How long have you been teaching, and how long have you been at Garfield?

I've been at Garfield since 2011.

 

What strengths do you bring to your profession?

I am creative and artistic, enjoy making children laugh, and willing to put in the extra effort to help bring children to their full potential.

What do you like most about Garfield?

The staff! They are supportive, caring thoughtful and willing to share their thoughts and ideas.

 

What are 5 things you can’t live without? 

Food and water.

 

Describe your ideal day off:

I would enjoy playing badminton with friends, and after an intense game I would clean up and relax on my sofa with a cup of coffee, cookies and watch my favorite Chinese soap opera.


Ms. Erin Shin

School Social Worker

Mr. Hanon Ling

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What strengths do you bring to your profession?

An open mind and ready-to-listen ears; interpersonal and clinical counseling skills, systematic work experience, community-organizing vision; an expertise in Connect-4 and Mancala also win me some points on my job.

What do you like most about Garfield?

The hard-working, fun, and diverse group of students and families; the dedicated faculty staff; and the character-building hill that is required to reach the school.

 

What are 5 things you can’t live without? 

Friends and family; community; laughter; traveling; and music.

 

Describe your ideal day off:

A sunny, warm day at the beach with a good book and a picnic.

 

Resource Specialist Program Teacher

Eric Tin

Occupational Therapist

Renee Doll