Dear Midland Families,

We are very excited to share with you some new plans for Midland starting this school year! You may be aware Principal Jennifer Breeding has submitted her resignation and will be moving on to other opportunities. This provides a unique opportunity to restructure the administration at Midland. Mrs. Karen Newton will now serve jointly as the principal of both Midland Elementary and West Elementary school. Her time will be divided equally between both Midland and West, with the support of a full-time dean at Midland. Mrs. Newton brings both the leadership and expertise to be able to successfully embrace this opportunity. Her experience with the westside community, strong leadership around building positive student culture, and experience leading students and educators to academic success make her the ideal fit for Midland.

In addition to this change, we also want to announce a new academic structure for Midland. In order for our team to focus on our work with the Early Literacy  and the Connect for Success grants, Midland will no longer be designated as an International Baccalaureate (IB) school. This will allow us to appropriately staff our school with additional supports for our English language learners, academic achievement, and the addition of a school dean to support Mrs. Newton.

We thank you for helping make our Midland community a successful and wonderful place for children to learn. In partnership with our families and community, we look forward to the many great things in store for Midland students, staff, and the community!