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    My name is Kim Evans and I am so excited to have the opportunity to be the principal for Sun Valley Elementary.  I began my  teaching career here in San Rafael in 2004 and have had a variety of positions over the years, including being an instructional teacher coach, an academic dean, and most recently as the Assistant Principal at Bahia Vista. I live here in San Rafael with my husband and I’m a proud mom of 3 kids attending San Rafael City Schools.  We love San Rafael for its close-knit neighborhoods, the beautiful hiking and bay access, and most importantly, the amazing schools.  We chose to live here and feel great pride in a community that values diversity and equity.

    As I introduce myself to the Sun Valley community, I also want to acknowledge the significant legacy that Ms. Harris leaves behind.  As the principal over the past 15 years, she has created more than a school.  Together with the staff, families, and community partners, she has created a community. I am honored to be responsible for continuing the rich tradition of academic excellence and an education model that focuses on developing the whole child.

    My values closely align with the mission and goals of Sun Valley.  I believe in a school experience that develops all parts of the child - their intellect, their compassion, and most importantly, their sense of right and wrong.  I look forward to collaborating with a teaching staff that embodies professionalism and teamwork to create powerful learning environments for all children. Finally, I am eager to continue Sun Valley’s work in addressing the issues of inequity that persist locally and nationally.

    Guiding Principles and Goals

    1.  Students will be guided to develop to their fullest academic potential.

    2.  Students will be recognized in their classrooms, school, and community for demonstrating academic achievement, cooperative behavior, and responsibility.  

    3.   Students will be valued for individual contributions to the class, school and community.  

    4.Students will engage in active learning where new concepts are introduced and/or reinforced with hands-on experiences.  

    5. Students will experience a variety of instructional strategies including whole group directed instruction, cooperative learning, individual and small group instruction.  

    6.Students will be encouraged to develop divergent and critical thinking skills and problem solving strategies.  

    7. Students will be stimulated to develop a love of learning based on their home, school and community experiences.

    8.Students will develop respect for cultural and individual differences in our community


    Kim Evans, Principal

    75 Happy Lane
    San Rafael, CA 94901
    Map and Directions

    415.485.2440 - Telephone
    415.485.2443 - Fax


    The Sun Valley School, parents and staff will work together to develop a nurturing learning environment promoting positive self-esteem, fostering intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and motivating students to develop to their fullest potential intellectually, socially, and emotionally in order to become cooperative, productive citizens and lifelong learners. 


    About our District

    San Rafael City Schools Mission: Lifting student achievement. Every student, every day. 

    SRCSThe SRCS community ensures that every student receives an empowering education. High expectations and skillful individualized instruction enable each student to embrace their own learning, think critically and experience success. Our welcoming school climate ensures that our diverse community of students, families, staff and community members are treated with dignity and respect, creating opportunities for participation, engagement and support. 

    SRCS includes the San Rafael Elementary School District and the San Rafael High School District, with a total student population of more than 7,200. Learn more at