Eric Saibel

         Eric Saibel
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    In his sixth year at Hall, fourth as Principal, Mr. Saibel oversees a professional culture rooted in the well-being of all children as well as creating a personalized and meaningful learning experience for every child. He focuses his work every day on three questions:
    • Is Hall a safe and inclusive place for all students, staff and community members?
    • How are we continuing to improve our culture of learning as an entire school?
    • How can we help all students find their voice so that they can make their unique contribution to our school, and beyond?
    Some of his proudest moments have come from the teamwork exhibited in times of difficulty: the 6th grade backpack drive for families affected by the Sonoma/Napa Fires in 2017; the Remembrance Tree to commemorate students and educators who have lost their lives to gun violence; the Kindness Tree that "bloomed" in the fall of 2016 after incidents of hateful language in our community. He is also proud of how Hall honors all kinds of Excellence In Learning, from outstanding academic performance to great collaboration and work ethic to those students who quietly do awesome things every day - our Unsung Heroes. Here is a "Taking Positive Action" video created by a 7th grade honoree in the spring of 2018.
    Mr. Saibel joined the Hall staff in 2014 and served as Assistant Principal for two years. Prior to that, he spent 16 years in the Tamalpais Union High School District as a Spanish teacher, Cross-Country coach and Assistant Principal at Redwood, Tamalpais and Drake High Schools. He is the proud father of two daughters, both students in LCMSD. He is a co-founder of Global School Play Day and writes about education, leadership and creativity on his blog and as a contributor to Edutopia and EdWeek. He earned his Bachelor's Degree (Fine Arts) from UC Santa Cruz and his Master's in Education Administration from San Francisco State University.