Principal Mr. Baum

Mr. Steve Baum

Mr. Steve Baum

As we start our fourth year, the excitement of another year together is felt by the entire DPS staff. In our first three years, our students have been able to take part in many unique learning opportunities, while developing their leadership capacity. We will continue the quest of providing new and engaging learning opportunities for all of our students, as we fine-tune our programs from last year.

The endless possibilities a K-8 environment can provide and what education can and must look like in the future is the driving force in creating our true K-8 experience. I feel so privileged to be the principal of San Marcos Unified’s first K-8 school. I view this opportunity as a once in a lifetime experience and look forward to the collaborative effort in the quest to continually provide the highest quality education.

On a personal note, I have been in education for 26 years, all in San Marcos. I began my career at San Marcos High School as a Biology and Human Physiology teacher and a basketball and football coach. For the last 12 years I served as a principal, both at Knob Hill Elementary and Twin Oaks Elementary. My wife is an Intervention Specialist in Solana Beach and I have identical twin boys (14) and a daughter (12).

We are so blessed to have such an amazing teaching and support staff, engaged and supportive parents, and students who will be the leaders of the future. Our commitment is to make this year as special and unique as last year as we continue to engage the hearts and minds of our students.