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Hello TCMS Mustangs!

Dear TCMS Parents, Staff and Students,


I am extremely honored to be the new Principal of Terra Cotta Middle School. It is a distinct privilege to work with such an amazing staff. I look forward to the opportunity of meeting our fantastic students and parents.

My background includes 22 years in education. My teaching career was in Corona-Norco Unified, where I was fortunate to teach so many great students including English Learners, Special Education students, and Gifted and Talented students. I became an English Learner Coordinator before moving to the Chino Valley Unified School District. I was so honored to receive Teacher of the Year prior to my departure. During my time in Chino Valley Unified I was an Assistant Principal and Principal of both elementary and Jr. High School, for the past eight years. In 2014-2015, I was lucky to receive Middle Grades Principal of the Year ACSA, Region 12 Award. I have a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership, a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences.

I am most excited about sharing my ideas and experience with 21st Century Learning. It is crucial that our students know the 4Cs (Critical thinking, Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity). I am equally excited to collaborate with such a fine team on ways of continuing the great work they are doing with this shift to Common Core.

Parents, I am very eager to work closely with you in our school’s governing boards. Please access our website and watch for our first meetings for School Site Council (SSC), English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC), and our Parent-Teacher Association (PTA).

Please view our website with student registration and our New Student Orientation dates and times. Parents, you may join your 6th grader or new student at our Orientation on August 5th, at 9:00 am, in the gym on the lower campus.

In addition to our website, you will also find communication via phone blasts and on our electronic sign. This year enrollment will be online. Please visit www.leusd.k12.ca.us and click on Enrollment/Registration for more information. If you need assistance, computer access, or more information, please call the school for help at 951-253-7380. Our office will be open on August 1st at 7:00 am.

Again, it is a sincere honor and privilege to be TCMS Principal! I look forward to a FANTASTIC YEAR!


Dr. Kathy Nash