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Dear John Muir Language Academy Community,

It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the newly appointed Principal of John Muir Language Academy.  I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such committed staff and families who value a rich and global education!  I have been dedicated to the field of education for more than twenty years.  I have worked with a variety of students ranging in age from preschool through eighth grade.  My most recent administrative experience was at The Language Academy, a Spanish and French Immersion PK-8 School where I served as Vice-Principal.  I am excited and eager to bring my skills as an instructional leader to John Muir Language Academy and work with you as a partner in education to ensure the success of all of our students.

Along with the teachers and staff, I will work hard to continue the legacy of commitment and success established by John Muir Language Academy by building strong relationships with parents, staff, students and community partners.  We will focus on character education initiatives, standards-driven instruction, the use of data to drive instruction, and to provide consistent implementation of the curriculum in a rigorous yet differentiated manner so that we can continue to increase the achievement of every student.

All of us at John Muir Language Academy are eager and excited to begin what promises to be the best year ever.  This year is going to be amazing as we continue to provide academic experiences for our students that are rigorous, relevant, and help them build relationships while making real-world connections.  As your Principal, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors-teachers, students and parents-are excited to be here!  This attitude will enable us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment.  My door is always open and I welcome your input.  Please feel free to call or email me directly.   

I look forward to working with you as a team to help each student at John Muir Language Academy meet their goals and have a successful school year!

Best Regards,


Silvia Herrera-Flores
John Muir Language Academy