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It is with great pride and excitement that I step into the role of Principal at El Monte Middle School for the 2020-2021 school year. Over the past ten years, I have had the privilege of serving the students of El Monte in the capacity of a 6th grade teacher, assistant principal, and now principal. Throughout my years at EMMS, I have worked with many wonderful students, parents, and staff.    Middle school is such an important time in a student’s life.  El Monte prides itself in providing students with opportunities to become productive citizens. As your new principal, I will work hand in hand with teachers, staff, parents, and students to  provide all scholars with a rigorous academic experience.  Our school mantra Lead, Believe, Succeed will continue to be our focus as we develop school practices to prepare students to be college and career ready.  

Students, during this time of Distance Learning, be sure to reach out to your teachers as you continue to challenge yourself through this new learning style.  Below are a few tips for having success, while you learn from home:

  • Make sure your technology is good to go (chromebook and wifi)
  • Check you email everyday
  • Do your best to create a quiet place at home where you can get work completed
  • Do your best to create a daily schedule for yourself- ask your parents for help
  • Ask for help from you teachers when you need it
  • Do something everyday that you find relaxing 
My door is always open and I welcome your input.  Please feel free to call or email me to discuss any concerns you might have throughout the school year.  I look forward to working with you as a team to help each student at El Monte meet their goals and have a successful school year!  


Sunsie Tumacder - Principal

Sunsie Tumacder