Dear Montbello Community,
My name is Julio Contreras and I am excited to introduce myself as the new principal of the new Montbello Middle School. It is a great honor to become the principal of our new middle school, and I’m looking forward to working with our Montbello families to create a school of excellence that will provide our children ample opportunities for success and growth. During the last few years as principal in Montbello, I have had the privilege to work with an incredible parent community, wonderful students and dedicated teachers, and staff members.
I come to you with twenty-two years of experience as a teacher and administrator. As an educator, I believe that all children can learn and achieve. As an immigrant and multicultural citizen, I understand many of the challenges our families and students of color face in our community. I strongly believe that a quality education is the great equalizer for our children, and will provide them the opportunity to go to the college of their choice, have greater social mobility, and to give back to their community.
My aim is to work together with our community to create a school of excellence that celebrates our diversity in a meaningful way. I will work diligently to build community in our school and ensure that all our stakeholders have a voice, especially our families who can contribute so much to the learning experience of our students.
I am truly honored to be given this opportunity and I look forward to immersing myself completely in our new school and community. Please know that my door is always open.
Montbello Middle School Principal