Assistant Principal's Corner - Meet Mrs. Medina!
July 26, 2023
Dear Creekside Elementary Community and Parents,
I hope this letter finds you all in good health and with excitement for the new school year to begin. It is with immense joy and gratitude that I write to introduce myself as the new Assistant Principal of Creekside Elementary. My name is Michelle Medina, and I am truly honored to join this extraordinary school community.
Allow me to share a little about my background and journey. I am a daughter of immigrants, born and raised in Ogden. Growing up, I was instilled with the values of hard work, perseverance, and the importance of education. These values have guided me throughout my life and career.
One of my greatest joys is staying active and connected to nature. I enjoy hiking, paddle boarding, and cycling among other forms of physical activity. Traveling, too, has been an enriching aspect of my life, allowing me to learn from diverse communities and immerse myself in new experiences.
Above all else, my family holds the most significant place in my heart. I am married to my high school sweetheart, and together, we have been blessed with three wonderful children. Our daughter, age of 21 is embarking on her own journey as student and NFL cheerleader, while our sons, aged 17 and 11, bring us immense joy and keep us busy with sports and other activities.
Before joining Creekside Elementary, I had the privilege of serving as a District Coordinator with Davis School District's Office of Equal Opportunity. Previously, I worked as a school counselor at Mount Ogden Junior High, where I had the incredible opportunity to support students and families from diverse backgrounds.
Additionally, I worked as an Outreach Coordinator with Weber State University in the Office of Education Access and Outreach. There, I passionately advocated for equitable educational access and supported programs aimed at empowering underrepresented, low-income students for success in postsecondary education.
My academic journey includes a Master's of Science in School Counseling. I am a first-generation college graduate. The pursuit of knowledge and learning has always been an integral part of my life, and I am devoted to ensuring every child at Creekside Elementary has the same opportunities to thrive.
As your new Assistant Principal, I am deeply committed to fostering an environment of inclusivity, support, and growth. I believe that collaboration between educators, parents, and the community is fundamental to a child's academic and personal development. Together, we can build a nurturing and empowering space where every student feels valued, heard, and motivated to reach their fullest potential.
I am thrilled to be a part of the Creekside Elementary family, and I look forward to getting to know each and every one of you. Your unique perspectives and contributions are invaluable as we work together to create a school that inspires a love for learning and a sense of belonging in all our students.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, ideas, or concerns. I am eager to collaborate with you in making Creekside Elementary an exceptional place for our students to grow and thrive.
With heartfelt excitement and warm regards,
Michelle Medina Assistant Principal, Creekside Elementary