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Thomas Domer, Principal


Hello Central Middle School Community,

My name is Thomas Domer and I am the Central Middle School Principal. CMS has a reputation for having the best students, teachers, and families in the Bay Area, and I am lucky to be a part of the CMS community.

My goal is to get to know every student personally so that I can best serve the community. I believe that working to develop personal connections is one of the most important aspects in education. I am particularly interested in engaging my efforts in a school with strong commitment to family and community involvement. Working to foster the potential of every student is a particular passion of mine.

I have been working in education for the past 16 years. I began my career at a middle school in San Francisco teaching English and history. I taught high school English in New York City and Burbank, California. I also briefly taught English at Sequoia High School.

More recently, I have been in Pleasanton as a Vice-Principal at a school of nearly 1200 students. There I was charged with curriculum and moving our school to full implementation of the new Common Core Standards. My job was to provide materials that kept teachers up-to-date on best teaching practices, research and programs. I also worked closely with other school administrators on ways to best support our students to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

I look forward to a great year ahead of me getting to know the CMS community. Please stop by my office to say hi whenever you get a chance.
 
 
Bassant Abdelrahman Bassant Abdelrahman, Assistant Principal
 
Hello Central Middle School Parents, guardians and students. 
My Name is Bassant Abdelrahman. I am the Assistant principal at Central Middle School. I am honored and excited to be part of this amazing community and even more excited to serve our families, students, teachers, and staff here at central. 
 
I am originally from Cairo, Egypt and relocated to the United States in 2008.
I have a Degree in Pharmacy and hold Masters of Education leadership. As I like to say, I am a pharmacist by trade and educator by passion. I find joy in serving youth in different capacities and empowering them to become good citizens and leaders for a better future.  
 
I have been in education for almost a decade. My passion is enhancing school culture, community engagement, and building teacher capacity to empower students towards excellence and achievement. I am a firm believer that the engagement of all stakeholders, is the best way to ensure the success and well being of our students. Together as a school community, we will build on the traditions of the past and meet the challenges of the future in innovative and exciting ways. It does take a village, and what a village we have here at Central middle School. 
 
Looking forward to working with you all this year, it is going to be an amazing year!

Julie Jobak, Counselor

I’ve been the counselor at CMS since January 2002 and I also was a student at CMS many years ago. I feel extremely lucky to work in such a collaborate and positive environment. I focus on supporting students with academic and social emotional situations. I also provide college and career assistance. I work closely with the amazing teachers and administration to ensure students are being fully supported. My core beliefs are in growth mindset, mindfulness and solution focused counseling.

I received my Masters of Arts and Pupil Personnel Services Credential in Educational Counseling at San Jose State University.