Principal's Message

Dear Tiffany Families,

My name is Crystal Sutton and I am honored to serve this community as principal! I look forward to continuing to building upon the relationships we have established together and welcoming our new families this upcoming year!

Just a little about me – I am a native, born and raised here in Chula Vista. I actually attended Tiffany Elementary School as a Kindergartener! The next year, I moved to Chula Vista Hills when it first opened and stayed through sixth grade. I graduated from Bonita Vista High School, then headed off to college at San Diego State University.

My education includes a BA in Liberal Studies from San Diego State, Masters in Education from National University and my doctoral degree in Educational Leadership at SDSU.

I taught at Chula Vista Hills Elementary School for 13 years, mostly in fourth, fifth and sixth grade. In 2018, I left the classroom to serve an associate principal here in CVESD – McMillin (2018-2020) and Muraoka (2020-2021).  I have been the principal of Tiffany Elementary since June of 2021.

Chula Vista is still home for our family. My husband, Eric, and I have two girls – Audrey (17) and Avery (13). They keep us very busy, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Communication is very important to me and I encourage you to reach out if you ever have questions or concerns. My email address is [email protected] or you can call the school at 619-421-6300.

I look forward to another amazing year at Tiffany - we've got this, Tigers!

With Gratitude,

Crystal Sutton, Ed.D.


Childhood photo of Principal Sutton in Tiffany Elementary t-shirt. Sutton Family