Principal's Corner 🐬

  • Principal Wazirkajoyan

    Hello Savannah Families!🐬


    My name is Miriam Wazirkajoyan and I am excited to be joining the Savannah family as the new Savannah Elementary principal starting the 2022-23 school year.  It is truly an honor and privilege to serve all of you in this position.  I am grateful to the Rosemead School District for this opportunity to entrust me with the responsibility of leading Savannah Elementary and ensuring that all students achieve a solid academic foundation and continue to grow as self-motivated leaders.  🐬


    Over the coming weeks, I look forward to meeting with as many of you as possible. The thoughts of our Savannah students, parents and families, teachers and staff, and community are very important to me.  Meeting with all stakeholders is the best way to introduce myself and will provide me the best opportunity to hear what matters most to you and establish relationships.  I also plan to ask questions and listen to learn and understand how to better lead and support you to continue building on the strong foundation already in place at Savannah Elementary.  🐬


    I have over 20 years of experience in education as an elementary teacher and site administrator at every school level (elementary, middle and high school) with a strong focus on EL, Title I, Special Education, Mental Health and PBIS programs.  I am a native New Yorker, Spanish Bilingual and received my Bachelor’s Degree from New York University. After college, my family moved to California where I obtained my Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from the California State University, Los Angeles.  I speak Spanish fluently.  My husband and I love to travel and hike.  We have one daughter and one cat.  🐬


    🐬 My core leadership values are: 

    • Students First
    • Team Work and Collaboration
    • Trust and Respect
    • Equity and Inclusion


    As we get to know one another, I look forward to sharing why these are my core values and demonstrating them through my actions. Savannah Elementary and the community are truly amazing.  I am thrilled to be your principal and look forward to working collaboratively to achieve even higher academic success for all our students.  Go Savannah Dolphins!🐬



    Miriam Rodriguez Wazirkajoyan

    Principal  🐬