Principal's Page

Hello. My name is Tony Buckley and I am the proud principal of Phelan Elementary School. I have been the principal at Phelan for the past seven years, and it’s been an incredibly rewarding journey. We are a P.B.I.S. (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) school and have reached Platinum implementation status 4 years in a row of applying. Our tier I school-wide expectations are practiced daily. They are the ABCs, and they stand for Acting RESPECTFULLY, Being RESPONSIBLE, and Creating a SAFE environment. P.B.I.S. at Phelan means - ALL adults focusing on OUR adult behavior to maximize the effect of OUR teaching on all of OUR students

We use Restorative Practices to restore harm when behaviors are inconsistent with and/or severely transgress the core values of Respect, Responsibility, and Safety. Our scholars are taught how to emotionally regulate through our Social Emotional Learning 

each and every day. We are a mindful school where mindfulness is taught and practiced daily to provide an additional emotional regulation tool. Such self regulation can be useful inside and outside of school.


Our Mission Statement: “At Phelan Elementary, our mission is self-worth, a love of learning, perseverance, and a sense of belonging among ALL scholars.”


Our Vision Statement: “Engage, Educate, and Empower Every Child, Every Day.”


Our Teachers and Staff are extraordinary educators who have an incredible sense of Falcon Family Pride, and I am proud to be part of such a caring and hard-working team. They love kids and embrace the opportunity to DO what our Mission and Vision Statements claim. Thank you for entrusting us with your most valuable treasure/s. Together, we embrace the Snowline motto, “Learning for all, whatever it takes!”


Student and Staff “I” Statement - “I am just as important as anybody else. We are Phelan Falcons. We are Family, and I belong here!”


Proud to be your Principal,

Tony Buckley

There can be no keener revelation of  a society's soul than the way it treats its children. -Nelson Mandela