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Principal's Message

Dear Spartan Families and Community Members,

I am excited and honored to be named the new Principal of Simons Middle School.  I have been married for 24 years and am the proud mother of two boys, who recently graduated from high school.  After a 20 year teaching career, I moved to the Pomona Unified School District and have had the honor of serving as an Administrator at Garey High School for the past 2 years.  My experience at both the elementary and high school level will be invaluable as I serve our middle school students and their families.  

Our dedicated staff is award winning with recognition as an AVID Demonstration School, PBIS Gold, California Gold Ribbon, Blue Ribbon and Distinguished School. Our teachers strive to provide students with a nurturing classroom environment, which allows for positive interactions around campus.  At Simons, we coach and guide our students to be safe, responsible and respectful individuals.  By focusing on a positive school culture, setting high standards for students, faculty and staff, and engaging the community, it is our goal at Simons to focus on the development of the whole child who is ready for their high school years and beyond..

As a result of our school, home, and community partnerships, we continuously strive for excellence. Students are provided with a challenging and enriched learning environment. They have the opportunity to participate in Art, the AVID program, band/orchestra, the Paxton Patterson College and Career Ready Lab, and afterschool clubs/sports.   Our offerings include honors and elective courses that foster a rigorous, well rounded educational experience for our students.

Simons values and appreciates parents and guardians as active participants in our Learning Community.   Parents and guardians are encouraged to review their child’s agenda on a daily basis, monitor their progress via Parent Connect, communicate with teachers via email, phone calls or scheduling parent/teacher conferences.  In addition, I invite all or our parents to attend our Coffee with the Principal meetings and Back to School Night.

I look forward to working with Simons’ students, families, community and staff, as we  embrace the challenges of the future, and continue to preserve and celebrate the traditions from the past.  



Tara Noelte


Simons Middle School