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Dr. Miguel Carrillo
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Alma Hernandez
Assistant Principal
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Welcome to Valley Center Middle School! It's a privilege to return to the Valley Center community as principal, and I am honored to be working with such an amazing team committed to engaging the hearts and minds of our students. Moreover, thanks to the efforts and support of staff, families, alumni, business leaders and others, Valley Center can take pride in having one of the finest middle schools in the state. 

For the 2020 -2021 school year, our focus will be to continue to align instruction to the California State Standards, make teaching and learning visible through the implementation of engaging and empowering instructional strategies that promote higher level thinking skills, and use assessment data to set goals for improvement. While we have opened our school year in a virtual learning environment, our move to a Hybrid, in-person, instructional environment has been received well by our students and parents.  Our students have shown great patience and resilience by following our safety protocols.  

Parent and family involvement are a critical aspect to school success and to the expansion of programs that create a positive school culture.  Information on parent workshops, and how parents can be involved in planning and decision making regarding the operation of the school will be shared via the school calendar and phone/e-mail messages. Our goal is to keep all our families informed and involved. Please feel free to browse through our website and contact me if you’d like to hear more about Valley Center Middle School and all of the great things we are doing.  I look forward to working collaboratively with our community and hard-working staff.

Dr. Miguel Carrillo
Proud Principal

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