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Sunnymead Middle School

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Principal's Message

Dear Parents and guardians,


I want to welcome everyone to Sunnymead Middle School! Home of the Stallions! It is with great enthusiasm that I begin the new school year as your Principal. I have worked in education for 13 years. I started my education journey In Moreno Valley and have had the pleasure of serving several schools in the district as both a teacher and an administrator for 12 years. I am extremely excited about the new positive changes to our school for this school year. We are beginning a Junior Scholars program and we are a STEAM pathway school where students will learn the newest 21st century learning strategies to prepare them for college. 


I am a strong believer in connecting with the school community and working as a team to achieve wonderful outcomes. I value the input of our school community and will consider all opinions.  If you have any questions or concerns, I will be available. I feel that communication is the key to understanding.


The 2018-19 school year will be amazing. I am excited to lead all of the students into 21st century learning. This school year's motto is "Excellence and Equity for All". Thus, we will provide all students with a wonderful equitable education experience. Our school has amazing teachers and staff who are all here to improve all students socially and academically. I know that all of our students will improve academically and socially. I believe that all students can continue to improve and will work to solve relevant real-world problems. Students will leave Sunnymead with technology skills and critical thinking abilities to prepare them for high school, college, and their careers.


I look forward to building positive relationships with the entire school community. 





Mr. Joseph Ochoa

Principal of SMMS