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Principal Saiz

Eisenhower Community,

I am Jonathan Saiz, and many of you have watched or heard my weekly video messages. As you can see, I do things a little bit differently and have some fun in the process.

It is with great enthusiasm that I have been appointed as your principal. During this time, I have listened to people closest to the work and have learned so much. Eisenhower Middle School is truly a spectacular place to learn and grow! I can see why the vision is “At Eisenhower, we reach for the stars.”

The work has just started! There will be positive changes at Eisenhower Middle School, and I will take a three-prong approach: high-quality, equity-driven instruction, effective and efficient operations, and community engagement. We will take this approach to take a deep dive and identify our mission, our instructional focus, and our school-wide rituals and routines to meet the needs of our students.

As a collaborative leader, I will work with students, families, school staff, administrative team, district experts, unions, local industry, and community members to support every student. I will always listen to the people closest to the work and encourage their suggestions to make the current systems more strategic, effective, and efficient. As a school leader, I am committed to enabling, inspiring, encouraging, and championing what a high-quality 21-century education can offer.

Please know that I have an open mind and an open heart. If there is a concern or suggestion, I highly encourage you to trust us by contacting the school or myself so WE can address your concern or listen to suggestions. My schedule is very busy during the school day, so drop-ins or taking phone calls are very limited as I am always working directly with students or school staff. The best way to contact me is through email or leave a phone message. I will get back to you within 24-48 hours of receiving the message.

I am energized and eager to meet with every school community member and further discuss how we can apply our strengths and talents to strengthen our progress at Eisenhower Middle School.

Now let’s get ready to work together so WE can all reach for the stars and positively impact Eisenhower Middle School!

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Mr. Saiz is a proud product of Albuquerque Public Schools and a graduate of Valley High School. Mr. Saiz holds an Educational Leadership, EdS Certificate from the University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM, 2015). Master of Arts Degree: Curriculum and Instruction with a TESOL emphasis from New Mexico Highlands University (Las Vegas, NM 2010). Bachelor of Arts Degree: Elementary Education/Special Education, New Mexico Highlands University (Las Vegas, NM 2005). Mr. Saiz is a doctoral candidate working on an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at the University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM).

Mr. Saiz holds professional educator certifications in School Administration (All Levels), Elementary Education (K-5), Special Education (PreK-12), TESOL, and Reading K-8 Endorsement.

Mr. Saiz has been featured in many national magazines, including Education Week and American Educator. He has been interviewed in Albuquerque Journal, KOAT-TV, KOB-TV, and KRQE-TV and has been a frequent guest on the KRQE Morning Show. Mr. Saiz was recently acknowledged along with other educators at the New Mexico State Fair Rodeo!

Mr. Saiz's passion is giving back to the community that has graciously given to him. Giving back and helping others is a gift and an opportunity to make our world a better place for everyone.