Principal's Welcome

Hello Estudillo Students and Families,


Welcome to Jose Antonio Estudillo Elementary,

a Leader in Me School

My name is Chris Kelley and I have the honor of being your child’s new Principal at Jose Antonio Estudillo Elementary. I hope you are all trying to enjoy summer and looking forward to getting back to school. I can assure you that I will be working diligently with the district through the summer to ensure a smooth and safe opening of the school.

I have been part of the San Jacinto USD family for 8 years. Starting my career as a teacher in San Diego and making the move to San Jacinto 8 years ago was the best decision I’ve ever made. I’ve served in San Jacinto as a teacher and Asst. Principal over those 8 years. I’m excited to make my transition into being Principal at the third elementary school that I’ve had the honor to work with.

My main focus is to work with staff and families to ensure that every student gets what they need to be successful. My passion for what I do stems from the students I work for. Every decision we make is student centered. My goal is to create a culture for learning and motivate students and their families to work together with the school to help their child succeed.

This year will hold obstacles but I want you to know that I am dedicated to overcoming those and helping our community overcome them as well. Please know that I am here to serve our students and community. The district has posted information regarding Opening Guidelines and “Frequently Asked Questions” to help our San Jacinto family have an easier transition back to school. You can find those at

I look forward to working closely with all of you as a team this fall!


Chris Kelley



Home of the Eagles!