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Introduction from Principal Mehran Ahmed

Dear South Students, Families and Staff,

It is with great honor and excitement that I am bringing my passion for education and equity for students to South Middle School. Over the last 13 years as a teacher, dean, assistant principal and as a Principal I have strived to foster a positive collaborative approach through the various roles I have served for different communities. Five of those 13 years have been spent as a teacher and dean at the middle school level in Texas as well as Colorado.

Before diving deeper into next steps for South, let me tell you a little about myself.  I am a first-generation American. My parents were from Bangladesh, I grew up in a bilingual household in Houston, Texas, and was raised with a work ethic like no other. In addition, my parents were pioneers in their community, and I learned the importance of community engagement and service from a very young age. It is this deep rooted seed that gives me both the strength and the privilege of serving this community as your leader.

Collectively, we have a responsibility to unite our community to ensure all of our students have a successful educational experience at South Middle School through their academics and social emotional well being. With the experience that different individuals bring, we will provide a holistic education approach with high quality instruction from top-notch teachers as well as opportunities for our students to participate in a variety of  arts, athletics, and activities. Thinking through opportunities for all of our students, I often reflect upon the instruction I was exposed to as a student and want to ensure that our students receive equitable access to an educational experience. I am excited to see our students and staff unite this year through collaboration, risk-taking evidenced by pushing ourselves beyond our comfort zone to achieve great things, care about one another with empathy and compassion, and drive our learning through inquiry and curiosity.

I look forward to a great year ahead of us and please do not hesitate to reach out to me. There will be more times throughout the summer and school year to have a chance to reflect and connect.

 

I am here to serve you as the leader of our community here at South!

Have a great rest of your summer!

Mehran D. Ahmed
Principal

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Estimados estudiantes, familias y personal de South Middle School:

Es con mucho placer y emoción que voy a aportar con mi pasión por la educación y la equidad por los estudiantes en South Middle School. En los últimos 13 años, en los que me he desempeñado como maestro, decano, subdirector y director, me he esforzado por fomentar un enfoque positivo y colaborativo a través de las diferentes funciones que he asumido para las diferentes comunidades. Durante 5 de estos 13 años, me desempeñé como maestro y decano a nivel de secundaria en Texas y Colorado.

Antes de hablar más a profundidad sobre los siguientes pasos para South Middle School, quiero contarles un poco sobre mí.  Soy de la primera generación de mi familia que nace en Estados Unidos. Mis padres son de Bangladesh y crecí en un hogar bilingüe en Houston, Texas, y me criaron con una ética de trabajo excepcional. Además, mis padres fueron pioneros en su comunidad y por eso, a una muy temprana edad, aprendí la importancia de la participación y servicio comunitario. Es esta semilla que tengo muy dentro de mí que me da la fortaleza y el privilegio de servir a esta comunidad como su líder.

De forma colectiva, todos tenemos la responsabilidad de unir a nuestra comunidad para garantizar que nuestros estudiantes tengan una experiencia educativa exitosa en South Middle School a través de sus clases y bienestar socio emocional. Con la experiencia de nuestro personal, brindaremos un enfoque educativo holístico con enseñanza de alta calidad impartida por maestros excepcionales, así como oportunidades para que nuestros estudiantes puedan participar en una variedad de actividades artísticas, atléticas y de otros tipos. Al reflexionar sobre las oportunidades que podemos ofrecer a nuestros estudiantes, siempre pienso en la enseñanza que yo obtuve cuando era estudiante y, es por eso que, quiero que nuestros estudiantes reciban acceso equitativo a una experiencia educativa. Me emociona ver a nuestros estudiantes y personal unir esfuerzos este año escolar mediante la colaboración, tomar riesgos al salir de nuestra zona de confort para lograr grandes cosas, preocuparnos por los demás con empatía y compasión, y guiar nuestro aprendizaje mediante la curiosidad e investigación.

A continuación, les presento las sesiones de consulta donde los grupos de interés podrán compartir las opiniones e ideas que tienen para este próximo año escolar.  No duden en contactarme. Habrá más oportunidades durante el verano y el resto del año escolar donde podremos reflexionar e interactuar.

¡Estoy aquí para servirles como líder de nuestra comunidad de South Middle School!

¡Que tengan un excelente verano!

Mehran D. Ahmed
Director

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