Meet the Principal
Germaine Nesbitt is the new principal of McKinley School, which serves students in kindergarten through eighth grade. She joins PUSD from The School of Arts and Enterprise, a 6-12th grade school in Pomona where she served as Director since 2013. Ms. Nesbitt has 20 years of experience as an instructional leader in project-based learning, and was a math and business teacher for 10 years. She also helped develop a middle school STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) program.
“I am excited to be a part of the McKinley School team and prepare our students for the 21st century creative economy,” said Ms. Nesbitt. “The McKinley staff has continually demonstrated a commitment to excellence and dedication to student growth and development. I believe that the arts positively impact student achievement. I’m committed to continue to promote arts access for all students and to provide a safe and supportive environment for students to excel academically and feel a sense of belonging. I believe every student counts!”
Ms. Nesbitt began her career in education in 1992 as a special education support staff member in the Morgan Hill Unified School District. Prior to becoming an educator, Ms. Nesbitt worked in financial management and marketing for Fortune 100 and 500 companies, including GTE and First Texas Bank. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Cal Poly Pomona; a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from California State University, San Bernardino; and an Administrative Services Credential from the University of California, Irvine, and California State University, San Bernardino.