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Message from the Principal

Dear McKinleyville Community;

As the new Principal of McKinleyville Middle School, I am both excited and honored to become a member of this great community. Over the past month I have had the opportunity to learn about the school from leadership, staff, parents, and students. I am humbled by a shared purpose which has guided my own leadership: a relentless commitment to the relationships,  and service to my community. 

My journey has brought me from Poznan, Poland. In my time here in this country, I have learned that my purpose is to create, support and offer opportunities for the students to aspire to greatness. I was attracted to McKinleyville Schools because its mission aligns with my core belief. At McKinleyville Middle School, the only choice is success. Our school is a place where respect and empathy are the norm and everyone can thrive. Community involvement, including that of families and businesses, is an integral part of everything we do.

I look forward to learning with you and from you this year about our students and the needs of this community. Together, we can ensure that we are all learning and growing for our number one priority: our students.  

It is with a strong commitment that I am joining McKinleyville Middle School and am looking forward to leading and learning together.

I cannot wait to see you all on August 26th!

Yours in education,


Elwira Salata

Middle School Principal