Rocklin, Calif. -Granite Oaks Middle School principal Michael Melton has accepted a position in the Bay Area to help the Menlo Park City School District create a new middle school. Below are Principal Melton’s unedited comments on his upcoming endeavor and reflection of his time at Granite Oaks.
“Eleven years ago, this community gave me the great privilege to create a new middle school for the student’s of Rocklin. This was an incredible honor for me personally and I enjoyed the challenge that came with the development of a new school. Now the community of the Menlo Park City School District has asked me to be the principal of Hillview Middle School and build a new campus.”
“The Menlo Park City School District is a small district of 2500 students covering the cities of Menlo Park and Atherton. The community is asking me to build a new middle school that will replace the old Hillview campus built in the 1950’s. They are looking to integrate a new academic model using the latest technologies available to create a 21st century school. This is a new and exciting opportunity for me to once again build a new school and develop a new education program.”
“It was a very hard decision to leave Rocklin and Granite Oaks Middle School. Over the past 11 years, I have had a tremendous amount of support. Granite Oaks is a successful school, because of the great support we have received from the board of trustees, our superintendent, and this great Rocklin community. I believe that the Granite Oaks’ staff has created a wonderful learning environment for our students. The community can be proud of the school that they have developed.. It has been both a pleasure and a privilege to have been a part of such an outstanding district and community. I will miss you all. Sincerely, Michael Melton”