February 10, 2021
Dear Adams Families,
I am honored to be appointed as the new principal of Adams Middle School. As a former Adams staff member, I am thrilled to rejoin the Adams family and a supportive community with a great history of academic success.
Unfortunately, due to our current circumstances, it will be difficult to meet you in person. Rest assured, as soon as it is safe to invite parents to campus, I certainly will. In the meantime, I will work with PTSA to host a virtual meet & greet. I want to take a moment to share with you a little about my background and professional experiences that have brought me back to Adams. For the past seven years I served as the principal of Tulita Elementary School in RBUSD. I am exceptionally proud of the dedicated staff I worked with at Tulita and have been fortunate over the years to accept many accolades and awards on their behalf. My experience as the leader of a RBUSD elementary school was enriching both personally and professionally.
Prior to my principalship at Tulita, I served as the Coordinator of Educational Services with RBUSD and have been a member of the district’s leadership team for the past decade. My career in education began with the Ontario-Montclair School District where I was a classroom teacher, then served as an intervention specialist for at-risk students. When I joined the RBUSD family in 2008, I was given such tremendous opportunities for growth including being a lead teacher at Alta Vista Elementary, Teacher on Special Assignment at Adams Middle School, and implementing a new credit recovery program for students at the finest high school in the South Bay – RUHS. With my diverse professional background, I have come to take great pride in being an educator and am excited to bring my experiences to Adams and continue building upon Adams’ many successes.
I believe in doing our best for students, so they can reach their greatest potential and become significant citizens in our world. I want students to come to a safe learning environment every day and be inspired to become critical thinkers and active members of our school and the greater community. I believe Adams’ success comes from the commitment of caring teachers and staff, supportive parents and community, outstanding curricular programs, and beautiful facilities. I believe in the power of collaboration and the importance of communication, so please know that I am only an email or phone call away.
To our students, I cannot wait to meet you and support you in your middle school journey.
I look forward to continuing a successful and rewarding school year, even during these unprecedented times. I will work closely with Mrs. Veal and Mr. Estrada on a seamless transition over the next few weeks. You will hear more from me soon.
Tanaz Bruna, Ed.D.