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Message from Principal Kevin Corrinet

Welcome students and families to the 2024-25 school year! As the principal for Anderson Elementary School, it is a privilege and an honor to serve and lead our school community in our collective mission to prepare our students to become productive, knowledgeable, and responsible citizens and to ensure their future and current success by promoting positive relationships, high academic achievement, and a passion for life-long learning.
Our school believes in teaching our students to be great citizens by implementing P.B.I.S. (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports), which focuses on teaching and modeling behaviors that are appropriate at school, how to solve conflicts with peers, and how to work together collaboratively while respecting the differences in others. Throughout the year, we teach and motivate our students to embrace ‘The Dolphin Way’ in all school settings, which is to Be Safe, Respectful, and Responsible.
We are also excited to increase our partnership with families and caregivers this year to enhance the overall school experience for our Dolphins and to provide more opportunities for family members to have a voice in creating the best possible Anderson experience for all. Anderson offers various opportunities for parents and caregivers to stay connected and to be actively involved with our school community, such as participating in our School Site Council (SSC), English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC), Parent Teacher Association (PTA), African American Parent Advisory Council (AAPAC), and various parent volunteer opportunities. Be on the lookout for reminders to all of our special events and meetings via my weekly newsletter, ParentSquare, and our multiple social media accounts.
Dolphins Lead The Way!
Kevin Corrinet
Principal, Anderson Elementary


Before becoming principal of Anderson Elementary, Mr. Corrinet was the assistant principal at FDR Elementary during the Academic Year 2023-24 after serving 16 years in middle schools in both South Los Angeles and the Wiseburn USD. This work included 13 years as an 8th grade Algebra I teacher, Math Coach, and CrossFit P.E. teacher, and with the last three years as the Assistant Principal of R.H. Dana Middle School.
Prior to becoming an educator, Mr. Corrinet served over 5 years as an active duty US Army Infantry Officer, which included graduation from the U.S. Army Ranger School and a full combat deployment to Iraq.
Mr. Corrinet has a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Military Academy (West Point) and a Master’s Degree in secondary education from Loyola Marymount University. He lives in Hawthorne with his wife (an elementary school teacher); their two children (Kindergarten and 3rd grade), and their two dogs. His hobbies include woodworking, spending time in the outdoors, and fitness.
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Assistant Principal Sara Diaz

Hello Anderson Families!

My name is Sara Diaz and I am honored to be the Assistant Principal at William Anderson Elementary School. I have been a part of the LESD family for 12 years.

I grew up in the South Bay. I am a proud graduate of Loyola Marymount University (LMU) where I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies (Elementary Education) with a Multiple Subjects and Bilingual Teaching Credentials. I also attended LMU to obtain a Master of Arts in Child and Adolescent Literacy with a CA Reading Specialist Credential.

I have taught 1st, 2nd, and 5th grade as an elementary school teacher. In addition, I have served as the English Instructional Resource Teacher (ELIRT) since 2014 in LESD and at Anderson Elementary School. I have been in education for 17 years.

I am a lifelong learner and my hope is that I will inspire all students at Anderson Elementary to have a love for learning and school. Here at Anderson Elementary all our students follow the Dolphin Way of being safe, respectful, and responsible. These are expectations that we hope students follow at school, at home, and in their communities. I am committed to supporting the academic, social, and emotional environment of all our students.

We thank you for entrusting your child at our school. If you have any questions or need assistance please do not hesitate to contact me. I am here to work with you and help all of our students.

Let’s have a great school year! 

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