Dena Boer Elementary School

Grades: K-5
Enrollment: 552
Schedule: Modified Traditional
Phone: (209) 543-8163
Address: 4801 Gold Valley Road, Salida, California 95368

Dena Boer Principal's Message

Jeri Passalaqua


I have had the privilege to be an educator in the Salida Union School District for over twenty-five years.  It has been my pleasure to be an Elementary Administrator in Salida for the last 13 years, as Principal of Salida Elementary School and Assistant Principal of the Dena Boer Eagles for two years.  My educational career started in kindergarten, first and then fifth grades and I taught at each site in the district.  I also served as the Technology teacher at Perkins Elementary for three years. I attended California State University, Stanislaus for my Bachelor of Arts degree and earned my Master Degree and Administrative Credential from St. Mary’s College of Moraga. 

Favorite Quotes:

A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove...but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.”  ~Forest E. Whitcraft

“Don't try to fix the students, fix ourselves first. The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior.” ~ Marva Collins

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”  ~ Maya Angelou

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” ~ Dr. Seuss