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Principal's Message

 
 
Greetings San Lorenzo Valley Middle School students and families!
 
 It is an honor and privilege to be the new Principal of San Lorenzo Valley Middle School.  I am excited to join the San Lorenzo Valley community and share my passion for education with your students.  I embrace our school mission of "Working Together to Ensure All Students Learn".  It is essential that we work together because each of us adds value to the students' learning.  From the teachers and staff, the parents and guardians and the community as a whole, all of us make a difference in the lives of our students.
 
As an instructional leader, I have learned that all students can succeed and that their success is measured by their personal growth.  By creating a collaborative, cooperative culture of learning, we give our students the soft skills that will enable them to be successful in college and career.  As a 21st century school to watch, we are actively engaging students in using technology as a tool to drive their learning.  This allows students to actively participate in their learning and have both voice and choice in the process.  
 
We will be explicitly working with all students to increase these interpersonal skills through social-emotional learning.  This knowledge will enable our students to handle conflict respectfully and responsibly.  It will promote the virtues of kindness and empathy.  Students will be given opportunities to share their successes with others.
 
I am looking forward to working with our staff to serve your students as they grow and mature.  I welcome the opportunity to meet all of our community members as we continue "Working Together to Ensure All Students Learn".
 
In partnership,
Terry Redfern
Principal SLVMS