Hello Central Middle School Families and Community,
My name is Heidi Mickelsen and I am excited to join the staff and students at Central this school year! Most recently I was the assistant principal of a middle school in San Jose, and I am looking forward to being a little closer to home and getting to know the San Carlos community! I am passionate about building a positive school culture, helping students achieve their potential, and encouraging students to integrate academics with their other talents and interests as they progress through middle school.
I started my career in education teaching middle school math and English in Chicago and Boston before returning to the Bay Area where I was born and raised. After taking some time off to be with my three young kids, I worked for a number of years with two educational non-profits supporting low-income elementary and middle school students in East Palo Alto. As I returned to working in school districts, I worked as a math intervention teacher before entering school administration a few years ago. While I love teaching students, I also enjoy the challenge of collaborating with the staff, district, and community to create whole-school change and implement best practices to constantly refine our work as educators. I am also passionate about community service and have been very involved with helping students engage with and serve the broader community in which we live.
Please stop by to introduce yourself when you are on campus - I look forward to meeting you and serving the CMS community!