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Hello, Mesa Nation!

September 2019

Dear Costa Mesa Middle School Students and Parents,

It is with great pride and excitement that I join the Newport-Mesa Unified School District as your newly appointed Costa Mesa Middle School Principal. I am truly honored for this opportunity to collaborate with students, parents, and staff as we continue to build a school that meets the needs of all students. During my seventeen years in education, twelve years were as a high school mathematics teacher, four years as an Advanced Placement AP Calculus exam reader, eight years as a WASC visiting committee volunteer, and the last five years as a high school Associate Principal. I am excited to bring my passion for learning to Costa Mesa Middle School and partner with you to help our students find success.

In concert with teachers and staff, I will work hard to build relationships with students, parents, and local community. We will focus on maintaining a safe school, increasing academic achievement, and supporting students social and emotional needs. We will prepare our students with Common Core 21st century skills so they are ready to collaborate, communicate, be creative, and think critically as they matriculate through middle school.

This will be an exciting year as we continue to implement the MESA Way and provide academic experiences that allow students opportunities to Model Integrity.  Through rigorous and relevant curriculum, students will be given the tools to Achieve Excellence. As your Principal, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors is committed to Engaging Respectfully as we build a community to serve our students. My door is always open and I welcome you with Compassion to give your input and feedback. Please feel free to call or email me with any questions or concerns throughout the school year.

I am committed to ensure that every stakeholder is focused on a school that provides the following components of success:

·         A safe learning environment

·         Rigorous and engaging instruction

·         Clear, concise, and consistent expectations

·         Meaningful parent participation

·         Collaboration among all stakeholders

·         Academic Intervention and enrichment

·         Data-driven Instructional practices

·         Access to current and emerging technology

I look forward to working with you collaboratively to help each student at Costa Mesa Middle School meet their goals and have a successful year! Go Mavericks!

You can follow me on Twitter for highlights and successes @MesaMSPrincipal