Hello El Sereno Middle School and Welcome to My Blog! Hola El Sereno Middle School y Bienvenidos a mi blog!

Dear El Sereno Teachers, Families and Community,

I am deeply honored and thrilled to be joining this amazing school and community as your new principal! All I am learning about El Sereno and its variety of high quality programs and very special jaguars inspires and excites me!

I join your esteemed team with many years of experience as an educator in LAUSD. Most recently, I served as an Instructional Director in ESC West where I supported thirteen principals and their schools. Before that, I served as the Principal of Canyon School where I facilitated the development of a powerful school technology culture. Other experiences include Assistant Principal Elementary Instructional Specialist at Walgrove Avenue Elementary School, Mathematics Coach at a variety of schools in Local District D, 3 and 4, and as a 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th grade teacher.

Communication, respect and trust are critical to me. My leadership style is open and I encourage a collaborative approach to problem solving with the best interest of our students always at the forefront of our decision-making. I will be visible and accessible so please don’t hesitate to contact me for any reason or need you may have.

I love learning and have rich and satisfying memories of my own education. School has always been a place of energy and excitement for me – a place of opportunity. There is no better feeling than learning something new!

I thank you in advance for welcoming me as a part of this great school and community. I feel very lucky to follow Dr. Gipson as your leader. I intend to ensure that the transition is smooth and I look forward to sharing my passion and enthusiasm for instruction and learning, and collaborating with all stakeholders to ensure the continued success of our El Sereno students.

Warmly,

Ms. Joyce Dara

Queridos Maestros de El Sereno, Familias y Comunidad,

Me siento profundamente honrada y emocionada de unirme a esta increible escuela  y comunidad como su nueva directora! Todo lo que estoy aprendiendo sobre El Sereno y su variedad de programas de alta calidad y jaguares muy especiales me inspira y me excita!

Me uno a su equipo tan estimado con muchos años de experiencia como educadora en  LAUSD.  Recientemente, serví como Directora de Instrucción en ESC Oeste, donde apoyé a trece directores y a sus escuelas. Antes de eso, me desempeñé como directora de la escuela Canyon donde facilite el desarrollo de una poderosa cultura de tecnología de la escuela. Otras experiencias incluyen como Subdirectora Primaria Especialista de Instrucción en la Escuela Primaria Walgrove Avenue, Entrenadora de Matemáticas en variedad de escuelas en el Distrito Local D, 3 y 4, y tambien como maestra del cuarto, quinto, sexto y séptimo grado.

La comunicación, el respeto y la confianza son fundamentales para mí. Mi estilo de liderazgo está abierto y animo a tener un enfoque de colaboración para la resolución de problemas con el mejor interés de nuestros estudiantes. Estare visible y accesible así de que por favor no duden en ponerse en contacto conmigo por cualquier motivo o necesidad que puedan tener.

Me encanta aprender y tener recuerdos bonitos y satisfactorios de mi propia educación. La escuela siempre ha sido un lugar de energía y emoción para mí – un lugar de oportunidades. No hay mejor sensación que aprender algo nuevo!

Les agradezco de antemano la bienvenida como parte de esta gran escuela y comunidad. Me siento muy afortunada de seguir a Dr. Gipson como su líder. Tengo la intención de asegurar que la transición sea suave y espero poder compartir mi pasión y entusiasmo por la instrucción y aprendizaje y colaborar con todos los interesados para asegurar el éxito continuo de nuestros estudiantes de El Sereno.

Cordialmente,

Sra. Joyce Dara, Directora

11 Comments

  1. Jackie

    A BIG JAGUAR Welcome Ms. Dara, a wonderful exciting Welcome to success, A place we do our best! 2015-2016 school.

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    1. Thank you so much!

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  2. Elvira Vazquez

    Ms. Dara, Welcome to ESMS! I look forward to meeting you and to another successful year!

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  3. Thank you so much!

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    1. Greg

      Welcome! Along with Jackie and Elvira’s enthusiasm greeting you. I can’t believe I’m one of the first to the blog. I’m technologically challenged. Me gusta que Ud. habla espanol. Hasta el primer dia del ano escolar…..disfruten las ultimas semanas!

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      1. Muchas Gracias!

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  4. Mrs. Lopez-Mora

    Hello Ms. Dara! welcome to El Sereno MS, everything is great here!! Most certainly our special education department, where great memories are made! Every year we keep moving forward opening up new doors, utilizing best practices in our classrooms to meet the needs of our students of all abilities!! Bienvenida sea!!!

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    1. Gracias! I’m so excited to join your team and meet the Jaguars!!

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  5. Greg

    I’d like to give Ms. Lopez-Mora extra honors, not only does she teach exceptional children but is an exceptional teacher, I’ve enjoyed our collaboration and loved having her students when I taught 6th grade, Ay Maria, una de las mejores!

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  6. Gabriela Gonzalez

    Welcome to El Sereno MS. It is my hope to meet you in person soon. Your partner in Education, Gabriela Gonzalez (8th grade parent)

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    1. Thank you so much – I look forward to meeting you, too!

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