Principal Biography


Marco Drapeau is a native born San Diegan. He grew up in Lemon Grove and graduated from Helix High School. After graduation he began working in the family contracting business. A friend suggested he'd make a great teacher so he began his career in education in 1997 as a 6th grade bilingual teacher at Chollas-Mead Elementary . After teaching there 9 years he worked for two years as the Parent Academic Liaison at Roosevelt Middle School. While there he helped create a culture of stronger family and parental engagement. His experiences there helped solidify his belief in the power of family support in the education of a child. He was the vice principal of Pacific Beach Middle from 2008 to 2013. While there he worked with a talented and dedicated staff that helped raise test scores and decrease discipline issues. He believes every child can succeed given the right support. This will be his eighth year as principal at Ocean Beach Elementary.

On a personal note, has two daughters, 11th grader Natalie and 9th grader Gabrielle, two cats, and one dog. Marco enjoys camping, reading, surfing, heavy metal music, snowboarding at Mammoth, and a good cup of coffee in the morning.

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