Our Vice Principal - Mr. Kupper

Dear Correia Middle School Families,
I am honored and humbled to be appointed as the next vice principal of Correia Middle School. Correia Middle School has a well-deserved reputation for its rigorous academics and positive school culture.

 

I have served as an educator for 22 years both overseas in Cartagena, Colombia and throughout San Diego County. I began my career as an English teacher, and my first vice principalship was 6 years ago with the creation of Design39Campus in Poway Unified School District. For the past 3 years, I have served as vice principal at Pacific Beach Middle School. Most recently, I was asked to assist with the opening of the Logan Memorial Educational Complex.

I’m thrilled to be part of the Correia and Point Loma Cluster legacy. Together with the dynamic team of Correia educators, I will work to provide opportunities for our students that emphasize critical thinking, problem solving and advocacy in order to further their understanding of our world. As students develop these skills, they will become thoughtful and productive citizens with a sense of purpose, integrity and a curiosity about the world in which they live. Educator Sir Ken Robinson has reminded us, “The key to educational transformation is not to standardize education, but to personalize it, to build achievement on discovering the individual talents of each child, to put students in an environment where they want to learn and where they can naturally discover their true passions.” I will work diligently to earn your trust and support while building a strong relationship with students, staff, families and the community.


A few quick notes about me personally. I am a San Diego native and married to my amazing and supportive Colombian wife Gina.  I have two children named Thomas and Catalina, both of whom I am proud to say are students at Ocean Beach Elementary School. I love spending time with my family; sailing, surfing, mountain biking, reading, and traveling.

I am looking forward to serving and leading Correia Middle School in its — and my — next journey.

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