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Principal Announcement

Dear Daves Avenue Families,


I am pleased to announce the appointment of Jenna Mittleman as the new principal of Daves Avenue Elementary School for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year.   The selection of Ms. Mittleman is the result of a comprehensive search process that included a wide group of stakeholder parents, teachers, support staff, and administrators. 

Ms. Mittleman comes to Daves Avenue from  the Morgan Hill Unified School District  where she has been the Director of Special Education for the past year.   Previously, she served as the principal of Los Paseos Elementary School (Morgan Hill)  for four years and Assistant Principal in the Alum Rock School District.  Prior to becoming an administrator, Ms. Mittleman served as an elementary teacher in Morgan Hill for eight years.

Ms. Mittleman holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Child and Adolescent Development from San Jose State University.    


In commenting on her selection as the new Daves Avenue principal, Ms. Mittleman  remarked,  "My heart is happy to be joining the Daves Avenue family. As your new leader, I'm looking forward to an amazing opportunity where my passions can help to inspire teaching and learning endeavors, while building healthy relationships with all stakeholders. Ensuring every child is provided with an exceptional educational experience where academic excellence and social emotional wellness is a priority, I am confident that together we will further enhance a thriving community of young scholars."


I am thrilled that Ms. Mittleman will be joining the Daves Avenue community as the new principal.  I am confident her unique background working in special education and elementary programs such as “It Takes a Village”, along with her leadership expertise is a great match for Daves Avenue and the Los Gatos Union School District.  

I want to thank staff, parents, and administrators who took part in the interview process.  Please join me in extending a warm welcome to Jenna Mittleman as the new principal of Daves Avenue School.    


Yours in education,

Paul Johnson