JAMES ALEJANDRO CORRAL
We are happy to have James back for his 13th year at Charlotte Wood Middle School. He came to Charlotte Wood from the Petaluma City School District in Sonoma County, and before that, Novato Unified School District in Marin County. Previous to becoming a school administrator, he spent nine years teaching history, health and physical education in Seattle, Washington. Throughout his education career, there have been two areas in which he has devoted particular attention: integrating technology into the educational setting and developing programs to ensure a safe school environment like Safe School Ambassadors. The success of these programs has led to a number of opportunities to give presentations at state and national middle school conferences. He has come to education from previous careers in the military (tank platoon leader) and as a sales and marketing executive with Johnson and Johnson Company and Pfizer Laboratories.
When James is not at CWMS, he enjoys hiking, bicycling off road, and working out at the Gym. He also enjoys traveling, cooking spicy foods, and spending time with his kids, daughter Maiya, junior in College and son Nakai, senior at U of O.
“As the assistant principal at Charlotte Wood, I will continue to put into practice my commitment to fostering a safe environment for students. It is my firm belief that in order for students to achieve academic success and develop life-long learning skills, they must first be provided with a school environment that is physically, emotionally and psychologically safe. At Charlotte Wood, I am happy to find myself among a staff that shares this belief and is deeply committed to developing programs that promote communication, empathy and appreciation of differences. One of our goals this year is to reduce the amount of inappropriate language among students on our campus. I am looking forward to working not only with the staff but also with parents and teachers as well, to assess and address these issues. I wish the best to you and your child as we enter the new school year 2016. Feel free to drop by and introduce yourself whenever you are on campus.”