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Principal's Message


                                                                                                                                                 Principal Nicole Hernandez

Dear Quail Summit Community,                                                                                                  

As principal of Quail Summit Elementary School, it is my great pleasure to welcome you all to the 2022-2023 school year. I am very excited to be joining the Quail Summit family and leading a “school with a heart”. This is my 24th year in education. I was a classroom teacher, at various levels, for 14 years. Once I left the classroom, I was a Teacher on Special Assignment focusing on English Learners and Technology. I then began my journey into administration as an Assistant Principal, and finally, as a principal. This is my 10th year as a principal and I continue to love my work. Each day brings new adventures and opportunities.

Our students will continue the fast pace of learning to achieve academic success in all curriculum areas, they will soar to higher levels of understanding, and they will have a strong foundation that will last them throughout their schooling and beyond. We are looking forward to a great school year full of learning adventures and experiences designed to develop the whole child- academically and social emotionally.

Quail Summit will continue to integrate STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, & mathematics) with our very own H.E.A.R.T.S. (humanities, engineering, arts, reading, technology, science & math) vision and implementation.  Our Quail Summit staff will work closely with our community club, district leaders and Diamond Bar community to provide the students with a hands-on educational experience. We will continue our work with Project Lead the Way and TEAL (Technology Enhanced Arts Learning).  Through H.E.A.R.T.S. we are empowering students to use their knowledge and skills to problem solve, to innovate, and to pursue their passions and interests. Our vision for Quail Summit is to integrate student learning with critical thinking, collaboration, problem solving and imagining possibilities through the implementation of STEAM in our curriculum.


Quail Summit has receive many recognitions throughout the years:

  • 2018 California Gold Ribbon Award for our model practice in school-wide intervention and enrichment.  
  • 2015, 2017 & 2018 California Business for Education Excellence – Honor Roll
  • 2014  California Distinguished Award
  • 2007 National Blue Ribbon Award


Quail Summit has built a strong foundation for future successes for our students. We will continue to build upon these successes. We will strive to help develop our students into global citizens who are academically prepared, socially proficient, and emotionally secure through their active participation and donation of time and resources.  Our teachers and staff truly appreciate the support and help they receive from our parent community. We look forward to strengthening our relationships with our families, as well as, getting to know our new families. We're happy you're here!

The time has come to get this year started. After all a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. I look forward to walking alongside you all.


Nicole Hernandez, Principal