Welcome to Monte Vista Middle School. As the principal of MVMS, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you and your family to our school. Last year was our first year back in person after two years of interrupted learning and Distance Learning due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. There were many challenges last year. We have to remember that our sixth graders had not had a “normal” school year since they were in third grade. We had significant academic and behavioral work to do and it seems that our Mustangs met and conquered the challenges!
At Monte Vista, we strive for excellence in everything we do. We have several outstanding and rigorous programs, including a superb music program (orchestra, concert band, jazz band, marching band), a certified AVID program, and a rigorous Gifted and Talented program for high achievers.
In addition, we believe that a healthy student will progress at a faster rate. Our physical education department is exceptional and has excellent fields and facilities, including two gyms, a bike room, and beautifully groomed fields.
Our fully qualified and credentialed faculty is among the best in the nation, with several teachers and administrators holding advanced degrees. In the end, our goal is to send the best freshmen to high school.
As for my own education, I hold BA in International Studies and Spanish, an MA in Multicultural Education, and a doctorate in Educational Administration and Leadership with my dissertation focused on dual language institutes. I taught Spanish and French in Stockton Unified and San Joaquin Delta College before becoming a high school administrator. I was a high school administrator for 10 years before becoming principal at Monte Vista. My personal passion is equity in education and service to under-served populations.
My door is always open for students and families. I invite all parents and families to get involved with your child’s education while they are here at Monte Vista. Here’s to a great 2022-2023 school year!
Dr. Barbara Silver, Principal
Monte Vista Middle School