Dear Mountain View Families,
It is with sincere honor and excitement that I introduce myself as the principal of Mountain View Middle School. For the past three years, I have served as your assistant principal here at Mountain View. I have been an educator for sixteen years and it has been my esteemed honor and privilege to work with the students and the families of this school.
I started my educational career here at Mountain View as a 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Science teacher. I have supported the school site as an interdisciplinary team lead, Science department chair and I have spearheaded various programs that focused on inclusion and providing equitable opportunities for our students.
I am a proud graduate of the Oakwood University in Huntsville Alabama, where I graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology Education. In 2009, I obtained a Master’s degree from the University of California Riverside in Educational Leadership.
I have been honored to represent our school site and the district as the California League of Middle School’s teacher of the year in 2017. I am currently completing my Doctoral Degree in Organizational Leadership from Brandman University. My dissertation topic focuses on the social power of school administrators to positively influence the school culture and climate for all students.
I am passionate about providing students with an environment that fosters their growth and development and equips them with the necessary skills to go on to high school and ultimate to college or a viable career path.
I am eager to continue building upon the success for Mountain View Middle School. For example, our school has recently been redesignated as a California School to Watch. That would not have been possible without all of you.
I look forward to another amazing school year!
Marissa Smith Principal