VIPs at Perkins

On February 7, 1992 Barrio Logan had its most distinguished visitor.  President George H. W. Bush came to our community for the grand opening of the newly built Logan Heights Family Health Center.  He also stopped by the newly rebuilt Perkins Elementary School before returning to Washington DC.

President Bush at Perkins 1992


On October 23, 2012 Perkins had another distinguished visitor at Perkins.  Governor Brown came from Sacramento to visit the staff and students at Perkins.  Here are three pictures from that visit.

In the first picture Governor Brown meets with Principal Hernandez.  California State Senator Juan Vargas (background)  and US Representative Bob Filner (right side)  were also at Perkins 

In the second picture below you see the press corps following Governor Brown as he visits classrooms at Perkins.

In the third picture below Governor Brown discusses instruction with 2nd grade teacher Ms. Camacho and students.

Governor Brown at Perkins

Press for GovernorGovernor Brown in classroom


On March 28, 2013 Perkins had another distinguished visitor.  The US Senator from California, Barbara Boxer, came from Washington, DC to visit Perkins.  She had just submitted legislation to improve school safety in the United States.  Senator Boxer selected Perkins to make her announcement.  Below are three pictures from her visit.

In the first picture the Senator is enjoying a conversation with the first grade students in Ms. Aguilar's class.  School Board members Kevin Beiser and John Lee Evans were standing behind the Senator. Mayor Bob Filner and Principal Hernandez are on the left side of the picture.

In the second picture, the teacher, Ms. Marisela Aguilar is enjoying the responses of her students.  City Councilmember David Alvarez, who is a former student at Perkins, is standing in the center behind the table.

In the third picture behind Senator Box, SDUSD Police Chief Ruben Littlejohn, Superintendent Bill Kowba, incoming Superintendent Cindy Marten, School Board Vice President Kevin Beiser, City Councilmember David Alvarez, San Diego City Mayor Bob Filner, SDPD Police Chief Jerry Sanders, and standing to the left of the Senator is School Board President John Lee Evans.


Senator Boxer 1

Senator Boxer 2

Senator and VIPs


On March 13, 2019 another very important visitor came to Perkins.  The Mayor of the city of San Diego was at Perkins.  He met with our staff and students.   In the first picture Mayor Kevin Faulconer is standing with ASB Vice President Yamaris Moya and ASB President Iliana Hernandez.

In the second picture below, the Mayor and ASB President Iliana Hernandez are discussing school politics.

In the third picture, City Councilmember David Alvarez, who attending Perkins as a child is standing with Perkins ASB leaders Yamaris Moya and Iliana Hernandez.

Mayor Faulconer

Mayor and ASB president

City Councilmember


On May 22, 2023 San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria came to Perkins to visit the school.  He had read the two articles in "The San Diego Union-Tribune" two weeks ago, and he wanted to meet the students and staff that were featured in the articles.  Superintendent Dr. Lamont Jackson was also present.  Students were gathered in the auditorium for a chance to meet the Mayor and ask him questions.  Mayor Gloria was impressed with the questions that Perkins students were asking.  The first question that the Mayor took was asked by Gabe, a 7th grade student.  Gabe asked the Mayor what it was like to meet President Biden, and the Prime Ministers from the United Kingdom and Australia when they held a summit in San Diego two months ago. Students loved his answer.

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