Principal's Welcome

  • Principal Michelle Giroux 

    Welcome to Cardiff School! I am thrilled to be the principal of Cardiff School and I am honored to lead such an awesome community of learners!  I have proudly served as an educator for the past eighteen years. I have had the pleasure of teaching both elementary and middle school students as well as specializing as a reading intervention teacher. For the past ten years, I have worked alongside staff, students, and families as an assistant principal, principal, and curriculum director. I firmly believe that building strong relationships and partnerships with staff, students, and their families leads to a successful and meaningful school experience. I look forward to connecting with each and every one of you and learning about your child and family. 

    Our school is located in the lovely beach community of Cardiff-by-the-Sea. We are fortunate to have a beautiful new campus that overlooks the Pacific Ocean, but the people make our school a welcoming environment for our students to learn and thrive. Cardiff is proud to be recognized as a California Distinguished School serving approximately 285 students in kindergarten through second grade.

    Our staff is proud to offer meaningful learning experiences that inspire a love of learning in our students. All of our students have the opportunity to engage with technology regularly and are provided with personalized lessons because of our 1:1 iPad ratio. We are grateful for our generous partnership between the district and Cardiff SEA that helps support our small class sizes and a variety of specialized programs. Our specialized programs include music, physical education, gardening, and science. 

    I look forward to a successful school year working with staff and families in the best interest of our students. My door is always open, please stop by anytime to connect.


    Michelle Giroux

    Principal, Cardiff School