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Dear Parents and/or Guardians:

Mr. Neil It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the Principal of Millennial Tech Middle School for the 2013-2014 school year. Millennial Tech Middle School has a short, but rich history of being an award winning STEM school due to high level academic excellence, which is a direct result of the commitment of the school staff and parents who provide a diversity of experiences for our students. I am truly honored to be appointed to this position and I’m looking forward to working with the dedicated staff to provide the best possible educational program for our students.

My career as an educator spans over sixteen years in various positions teaching and supporting students and school communities. I served as a teacher and Reading Specialist for Ithaca City School District in New York and Prince George’s County Public School District in Maryland where I taught grades K-8. I also served as Curriculum Coordinator for San Antonio Independent School District where I was responsible for the entire instructional program for a K-8 school. La Mesa Spring Valley School District was the first district I taught in before coming to San Diego Unified School District. After working in San Diego Unified as a teacher, I had the privilege of beginning my administrative career as one of the founding administrators of Millennial Tech Middle School in 2008. Two years later, I went on to become the Vice Principal at Farb Middle School, a National AVID Demonstration School. I am excited to have the opportunity to utilize my skills as an educational leader to your son/daughter’s school and work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success.

Along with staff, I will work hard to provide leadership that will facilitate a school environment that provides differentiated instruction to meet the needs of each student to the best of our ability. I believe the educational program must be academically challenging, engage students by bridging the curriculum with previous knowledge and experiences; additionally, it must be exciting to promote further exploration of new ideas. Parents, teachers, support staff, and administration all have an important role to encourage our students to acquire the skills to become productive citizens in society.

Through a close and shared partnership with everyone connected with Millennial Tech Middle, I am confident we can make our school an even better place for our students to learn and grow.

In the interest of our students,

Willie L. Neil