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Erica Melendrez

Erica Melendrez

Akinlana Osonduagwuike

Akinlana Osonduagwuike

Mrs. Ratcliffe, Assistant Principal

Desiree Ratcliffe

Susan Young

Susan Young

Palm Middle School Families,

I am honored and thrilled to serve as the Principal of Palm Middle School. Our teachers and staff are committed to provide an engaging learning environment for all students. It is our goal to provide our scholars with high quality learning experiences, while focusing on the individual needs of students.

At Palm Middle school we strive to be creative and innovative in our approaches to teaching.  We seek to engage students in their learning through STEAM activities, applications of technology, and 21st Century skills that are needed in order to succeed in today’s world.   Creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking are the 4 C’s of the 21st Century. These skills empower our students to become real-world problem solvers, and prepare them to be successful in their future careers and workplace. 

The Puma family believes in the importance of community and belonging. I encourage you to get involved in our parent groups such as School Site Council (SSC), African American Parent Advisory Council (AAPAC), or English Learners Advisory Council (ELAC). Join us as we collaborate towards the growth and success of your child's education. 

I am truly honored to be a part of the Palm community. 

Here is to an AMAZING and SUCCESSFUL school year TOGETHER! 

Let’s show our Puma PRIDE! 

Erica Melendrez

Principal

Palm Middle School 
P: (951) 571-4260
E: emelendrez@mvusd.net

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