Assistant Administrator Message

Dear Mesa Linda Middle School Community,

I am Chandra Thornton and I have the pleasure and privilege to be a part of the Mesa Linda Middle School community this 2019-2020 school year.  I am the Assistant Administrator of Instruction and Improvement and Academic Coaching (AAIIAC),  where I support student growth by ensuring challenging core curriculum here at Mesa Linda Middle School (MLMS).  Since 2001, my passion for student success, has been channeled while working in the public and private school sector in many forms, including being an elementary and middle school teacher, and currently as a middle school administrator. 

At MLMS our teachers and staff understand that we serve a diverse population of learners with many strengths, therefore we will continue to provide programs that support a  trajectory towards college, career, sports and digital media.  Through our college and career readiness program such as Advanced Via Individual Determination (AVID) our students will be equipped with Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization and Inquiry (WICOR) skills that prepare them for the rigors of college.  Additionally, our Career Technical Education programs (CTE)  train our students to be 21st century learners, so that they are able to navigate and compete within the global community. We also invite students to join our MLMS athletic sports teams such as volleyball, wrestling, basketball and cross country. 

I look forward to what will be an exciting year working with our MLMS students, families and community members.  Through hard work, determination and perseverance our collaborative efforts will ensure student growth and academic success.

Chandra Thornton
AAIIAC
Mesa Linda Middle School