• Dear Pioneer Elementary Families,

    Hello, and welcome to the 2023-2024 school year! My name is Paul McKenzie and I am humbled and honored to serve as principal at Pioneer Elementary. Pioneer is a beautiful and diverse school community, filled with amazing students. I count it as a joy to be at Pioneer!

    This fall marks the start of my 21st year in education and my 6th year at Pioneer. I come from a family of educators, and my wife is also a teacher in the district. My wife and I have four children, and when I am not at school I am often watching my kids at their sports and music events.

    The staff and I look forward to working with you and your children this year as we strive to see all students reach their fullest potential. In Auburn, our goal is to see 100% of our students graduate high school and be prepared for college and the future they choose. Our team at Pioneer is committed to building relationships with all students, and using strategies to engage, educate and empower them in their learning.  We believe preparation for college begins in elementary school, and we enthusiastically work toward this goal.

    This is an exciting time to be part of the Pioneer Elementary community.  In August 2021 we moved into the newly rebuilt Pioneer Elementary.  We are thankful to be in our third year in this beautiful school building. Our school has grown over the past several years, and we now have over 650 students (preschool - 5th grade).

    Family involvement is an important part of education, and you play a special role. I encourage you to read our school newsletters and reach out to our Family Engagement Liaison or another staff member about ways to get involved. You can stay connected online through many ASD resources such as the Remind App, Skyward Family Access, ASD and Pioneer websites, and ASD and Pioneer Facebook pages.

    Building relationships with students and families is important to me, and I look forward to getting to know you. Please do not hesitate to reach out to the office staff, Mrs. Collins (Assistant Principal) or me, if you have a question or if we can be of help.



    Paul McKenzie - "Mr. Mac"

    Principal, Pioneer Elementary




    Pioneer Elementary - Mission Statement

    Together, we believe, achieve and succeed - all day, every day!