Yvonne Sugimura, Principal
Yvonne Sugimura was born and raised right here in San Jose. She grew up within the school district and attended J.W. Fair Middle School, now known as Bridges Academy. She received her B.S. in Public Policy and Management at the University of Southern California (USC). After completing a semester early, she spent time at a tutoring center working with students. Her experience there cemented her future in working in education. She received her teaching credential from California Polytechnic University, Pomona and completed her M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction at San Jose State University. She resides in San Jose with her husband and daughter. Together, the family enjoys traveling around the world, especially to Japan, and spending time with family. She is eager to continue working with the Shirakawa community towards the ABC’s of Academic excellence for ALL students, Building culture and community, and Collaboration to support the success and achievements of all students.