About Our Principals


Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!  What an honor it is to serve as the Principal of McKinley Elementary. McKinley is truly a special place for children to grow and learn. Teachers are of the highest caliber, the school staff is friendly and professional, the students are amazing, and the community is incredibly engaged and supportive. I am thrilled to be part of this community as we work in partnership to provide the best for our children.


A bit about me- I was raised here in San Diego and have lived in the North Park community with my wife and two sons for the past 11 years. Professionally, I have been working in elementary education for over 20 years in roles ranging from instructional assistant, classroom teacher, district resource teacher, associate principal, and school principal.

Teaching and learning are my passions.  As an educational leader, I strive to work in

partnership with teachers to ensure that every student is successful both socially and academically. I am dedicated to providing the highest quality education while maintaining a warm and welcoming environment for students to thrive. I strive to spend as much time as possible in classrooms and around campus connecting with students, teachers, staff, and families.

I look forward to a fantastic school year and working together to ensure our children thrive.



Jonathan Morello






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