|Dear Claremont students and parents/guardians,
Thank you for making Claremont Middle School your school of choice. It is with great honor that I introduce myself as the new principal of Claremont Middle School. I am extremely excited about returning back to Claremont, where I had the privilege of working for 5 years, serving as an English teacher, 7th Grade Dean, Student Council/Oratorical Advisor, and basketball coach. The 2021-2022 school year will mark my 27th year in education with OUSD. During my journey, I have worked at the elementary and middle school levels in various capacities, including instructional assistant, academic liaison, classroom teacher, and administrator.
I look forward to collaborating with our community of parents, students, and teachers who will work to build positive relationships that support our vision of academic rigor and social growth, establishing and maintaining a positive school culture, hiring and retaining highly qualified teachers, and increasing family engagement. My goal is to continue to increase the outstanding educational programs and practices that led to Claremont Middle School being recognized as a California Distinguished School.
When our OUSD school campuses closed on March 13, 2020, no one could have ever anticipated being away from the Claremont campus for over a year. The Covid-19 pandemic has been challenging to our sense of normalcy around schooling and our daily living. I am proud of how our school community, staff, and students transitioned to distance learning to continue our academic programs. As we transition into the new school year, it is important for you to be in communication with our staff to ensure that we are serving our students effectively. Please take time to closely read the following important dates and information in this letter.