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    Greetings Medrano Eagle Nation,

    Welcome back! I am extremely excited to start the new school year with our new and returning team of Eagles.

    I am pleased to announce our new administrative team and new teachers for the 2017-2018 school year. Mr. Hobbs, our former reading CILT member, will be returning to Medrano as our 6th grade assistant principal, and he will lead the ELAR department. 7th grade will be led by Mrs. Angela Brisco and she will head our science department; and Ms. Davis will continue her duties both with the 8th grade team and the math department. Our new teachers come with much enthusiasm and a passion to teach. They include Ms. Najera, Ms. Ortiz, Mr. Berggren, and Mr. LaNeave in math; Ms. Morgan and Mr. Aldape in science; Ms. Gomez, Ms. Kokkinos, and Ms. Roach in social studies; Ms. Jaegle and Mr. Osborne in reading; and Ms. Simpson in art. All will be fine additions to our awesome Medrano family!

    Our major focus this year will be to increase student achievement on STAAR because the passing standards have increased to 65%. We will continually and critically analyze data to address the needs of students and provide individualized instruction to all learners through small group instruction. In addition to academics, Medrano will focus on SEL, social emotional learning for both students and faculty. We will plan some fun activities for teachers each month to find our center to relax more and stress less! Working purposefully and mindfully will help us attain our 65% goal!

    I look forward to working with each of you to make Medrano the best middle school in DISD.  Let’s go Eagles!

    Sincerely,

    Ms. Theresa Sigurdson
    Principal
    Francisco "Pancho" Medrano Middle School

    Ms. Sigurdson