New PMS Principal Appointed

Thursday, May 9th, 2013 - Posted in All District News

On Wednesday, May 9, 2013, the Piedmont Unified School District Board of Education unanimously approved the appointment of Mr. Ryan Fletcher as the new Principal for Piedmont Middle School, effective July 1, 2013.

The selection process included input from the Piedmont Middle School staff and parent and community members, a large interview of representative stakeholders, and additional interviews and reference checks with Cabinet, the Superintendent, Ms. Constance Hubbard, and the PUSD Board of Education.

Mr. Fletcher’s professional experiences as a middle school teacher, instructional supervisor, and assistant principal embody the necessary qualities of a principal in Piedmont schools.

In the area of academic preparation, Mr. Fletcher holds a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and a Professional Administrative Services Credential. Additionally, Mr. Fletcher is a graduate of the University of Vermont, with a B.S. in Elementary Education.  He also holds an M.S. in Education, from Santa Clara University.

Mr. Fletcher’s professional background includes 4 years as an Assistant Principal at J.L. Stanford Middle School and 2 years as the summer school principal at both Palo Alto High and Henry M. Gunn High School in the Palo Alto Unified School District. He also served as a classroom teacher for 7 years, teaching math and science at the middle school level and grades 3, 4, and 5 at the elementary level.

While his position officially begins on July 1st, this early appointment will allow for a smooth transitional period with students, staff, and parents.

PUSD is delighted to welcome Mr. Ryan Fletcher to our community of learners.

Piedmont Middle School

The Piedmont Middle School community is located in Piedmont, a city of about 10,000 residents nestled in the hills above the San Francisco Bay Area. With approximately 590 students and 42 teachers, PMS has a high academic performance record. The outstanding staff provides a remarkable education and learning environment for all students.  The 2012 API was 966, meeting all of its growth targets and APR criteria.

The residents of Piedmont demonstrate a strong sense of community and are committed to maintaining and enhancing educational programs, services and school facilities. Parent participation in school activities is extensive; parents and community members have developed a variety of support organizations that work collaboratively with staff to support the needs of the school system.

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