Downey educator named Principal of the Year

March 11, 2018 by  

Alyda Mir, the principal of Stauffer Middle School in Downey, has been named Principal of the Year in Region 14 Middle Grades by the Association of California School Administrators, according to an article in the Downey Patriot. Mir has served the Downey Unified School District (DUSD) for 20 years.

According to the district’s Roger Brossmer, Mir was honored for her “exceptional leadership in managing school programs,” as well as her commitment to student achievement, quality education, and professional growth. She has also proven to have an innovative approach to dealing with the problems that occur in the public education sector.

Brossmer went on to say that Mir creates a positive environment that encompasses students, faculty, and staff, making it easy to learn. He added that she sets high standards and has a strong work ethic, coupled with a solid moral compass that helps guide her into making the best decisions possible for everyone.

On February 14, the school surprised Mir with a party to celebrate her award. Administrators and school personnel from throughout DUSD, all the staff of her school, and her family were there. Also joining in the fun was Dr. Mary Stauffer, who is now 100 years of age, for whom the school is named. Dr. Stauffer said what Mir has accomplished has made her glad to have her name on the school.

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