• Dear Pioneer Elementary Families,Principal, Paul McKenzie

    Hello, and welcome to the 2022-2023 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 20th  year in education and my 5th year at Pioneer.  Along with being an educator, I am also a husband and father of four children.  My wife and I have been married for 19 years and she teaches in Auburn.  

    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, we have a goal to see 100% of our students graduate high school and be prepared for college! 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 second year in this beautiful school building. 

    Pioneer remains committed to partnering with you to support your child’s development.  Currently, our staff is preparing for distance learning in the fall.  We have been participating in training focused on helping us deliver high quality instruction, while utilizing a variety of technology tools to enhance student learning.  We want to see each student engaged in learning, and we are collaborating to ensure each student receives an excellent education.

    We are excited to connect with students and families, and we look forward to the start of the school year!  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 a staff member about ways to get involved.  You can stay connected online through many ASD resources such as the Remind App and Skyward Family Access.

    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 me, or the office staff, if you have a question or if we can be of help.


    Paul McKenzie - “Mr. Mac”
    Principal, Pioneer Elementary



    Pioneer Elementary - Mission Statement

    At Pioneer, we dedicate ourselves to students and their families,
    to inspire and empower children to achieve their greatest academic and social potential.