Principal’s Message

Mr Sprecksel principal of Jacobson

Melville S. Jacobson School Community,

My name is Derek Sprecksel. It is an honor to be the Principal at Jacobson Elementary School. This will be my third year at Jacobson.  I served as the Assistant Principal at Jacobson the past two years, also serving as the Villalovoz Elementary Assistant Principal during that time.  This will be my nineteenth year in education, all in the Tracy Unified School District.  Prior to becoming an administrator, I was a teacher at West High School for sixteen years. I also coached boys’ basketball at West High for fourteen years, in addition to serving as the athletic director there for five years. My wife is an English teacher.  This school year will be her twentieth in the Tracy Unified School District.  We have three children.  I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, and sports.  

I am passionate about all students participating in an excellent educational experience.  We have an enthusiastic, dedicated, caring Team at Jacobson to work with our students every day.  We believe every student can succeed at school.  It is essential that all students read at or above grade level as soon as possible.  Literacy is at the core of a solid academic foundation.  We emphasize teamwork and collaboration at Jacobson.  We will continue to work together to support all students.  We also will continue to build positive, meaningful relationships with our school community.  It has been extremely rewarding working with our students, staff, and parents at Jacobson the past two years.  I am confident that 2020-2021 will be a special year at Jacobson Elementary School!
Thank you,
Derek Sprecksel, Principal