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Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year, I could not have been more honored to be the new principal at El Monte Middle School. After spending ten years working as a Math Teacher and Assistant Principal at a high school, I am excited to join an amazing Lobo Team. This summer I had the privilege of meeting students, parents, staff and community members who have shared the personal stories that make El Monte special and I am thrilled to continue to make memorable moments.

Middle School is a unique time for students, as they transition from elementary school and begin to prepare for high school. As a school, we will continue to build structures and set clear expectations to ensure every student is prepared for Orosi High School. We will strive to provide the rich educational experiences necessary to prepare students for college, career, and be community ready and capable of competing in a global economy. Our mission for the year is to build a culture where all students feel welcomed, connected, and part of our Lobo family. #WeAreLobos!


Marlena Celaya- Principal

Principal Celaya standing next to a group of AVID students.