Principal’s Message


As the principal/head of school for Prepa Tec Middle School, I welcome you to and thank you for being a part of our school family. It is both an honor and privilege to serve the children of our community. Our children are our greatest commodity; to be entrusted with their guidance is a great responsibility and gift. I thank each and every one of you for entrusting the holistic development of your children to our school family.

At Prepa Tec Middle School we seek to model for and foster in the youth we serve all of the following:

  1. Inquisitiveness
  2. Ongoing acquisition of knowledge
  3. Critical thinking
  4. Effective communication
  5. Positive proactive actions
  6. Strong principles of integrity, honesty, fairness, justice, and responsibility
  7. Open mindedness
  8. Caring for ourselves and others
  9. Holistic balance
  10. Regular reflection on ourselves and the world around us
  11. Taking intellectual, social, and emotional risks in the pursuit of growth and perpetual personal, community, national, and global improvement

Expect our staff to set high standards and push our children to high levels of academic achievement through exposure to deep conceptual understanding and exploration of rich global contexts. It is likely that your child has yet to experience the level of rigor with which we are purposefully planning on challenging them this school year. They may complain. They may want to give up and go where they believe the work will be easier. If this happens, please know that if you aid us in pushing them beyond their own personal expectations, old habits, previous learning experiences, and beliefs about learning into a new realm of greatness (of which we already know they are capable), not only will they improve academically, but they will improve holistically, in every aspect of their being. We aim to facilitate our children exceeding every expectation ever made of them!

Please know that we, as an organization, are growing…daily. We are committed to constantly reflecting on our practices and making necessary improvements. We work for children. We work for our future leaders. We work because we have a responsibility to empower our children to become outstanding professionals who will be responsible and conscientious global citizens.

I am accessible to parents and students alike. If you have any questions or concerns, please make an appointment in person, or by phone, to meet with me. I look forward to working alongside each and every one of you to facilitate our students exceeding every expectation!

Mariam Spalding, M. Ed.


Prepa Tec Middle School


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