Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Mia King as the principal of Wilson Elementary School. Ms. King has 15 years of experience in education and is known for her approach to creating positive school cultures and developing successful instructional programs.
Ms. King, a former elementary instructional support specialist with NMUSD, has served as the interim principal for Wilson Elementary since November 2016.
“Mia has done an outstanding job of connecting with the Wilson students, the staff and the community. Her focus on positive relationships and her deep knowledge of curriculum and instruction will be instrumental in her role as the school principal,” said Kurt Suhr, executive director of elementary education.
As a teacher on special assignment with NMUSD, Ms. King has developed instructional literacy programs, facilitated lesson designs, created and organized professional development for teachers and provided instructional support in English language arts curriculum.
Prior to joining NMUSD, Ms. King served as a teacher in grades first through sixth with Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD). During her time at GGUSD she served as grade level chair, facilitated parent meetings surrounding nutrition and academics, organized school community events, contributed to school wide discipline plans and participated in School Site Council, where she contributed to the review and evaluation of school improvement programs and budgets.
“I am truly honored and grateful for the opportunity to continue as part of the Wilson community,” said Ms. Mia King. “I am committed to collaborative approaches to achieving greatness with staff, students and the parent community,” she added.
Ms. King’s appointment will be recommended to the Board of Education at the February 14, 2017 Board meeting. Upon approval, the appointment will be effective February 15, 2017.