Rochelle Espitia, Assistant Principal
Rochelle Espitia was born and raised in the Bay Area. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree with an Emphasis in Teaching and her Master’s Degree in Education from San Jose State University. With over fifteen years in education, her mission has been to close the achievement gap and advocate for students with disabilities. She has taught in diverse communities as both a Special Education and General Education Teacher in grades K-8. In addition to teaching, she has experience in facilitating professional development and coaching novice and veteran teachers. Outside of Shirakawa, she enjoys spending time with family, traveling the world, hiking National Parks, and horseback riding. She is honored and proud to transition into the Assistant Principal role after serving as an RSP teacher for Shirakawa Elementary. She is committed to collaborating with all stakeholders to serve Shirakawa’s students, staff, families, and community.