Welcome AP Brendan Simon!

Welcome AP Brendan Simon!
Posted on 07/12/2022

Dana Community,

I am excited to introduce Brendan Simon to the Dana community as our new Associate Principal for 2022-23. Please take a moment to learn more about Mr. Simon's strengths, values, and interests by exploring his letter to parents and staff. Mr. Simon is new to the San Diego Unified School District and does not have a district email yet. We will share his contact information shortly.

Dana Students, Staff, and Parents,

I am beyond excited to join the team at Dana Middle School this upcoming school year. 

I've taught 6th, 7th, and 8th grade mathematics as well as English Language Development (ELD). During my tenure in teaching, I have served as a math department chair and induction coach for new teachers. After 7 years of teaching, I transitioned into a leadership role as an assistant principal for the last 4 years. Throughout my time as a school leader, I have been in charge of several initiatives including the development of the master schedule, leading ELAC, facilitating professional development, creating an after school tutoring program, and developing other means of correction options for students along with school wide PBIS initiatives. 

My goal this year is to meet the students, parents, and staff and build relationships and better understand the needs of Dana MS. My leadership style is very hands on, you will see me all over campus speaking to students and staff. I am a firm believer that if teachers are supported, they will be able to provide the best possible conditions in the classroom for students to thrive. 

I currently live in southern Escondido with my wife Claudia and my two and a half year old daughter Serena. I enjoy cooking, any type of sport or outdoor activity, and spending time with my family at the beach.

Brendan Simon


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