At its May 24 meeting, the PUSD Board of Education unanimously approved the appointment of Irma Muñoz as new Principal of MHS, effective July 1, 2023. She replaces Shannon Fierro, who will return to the classroom as a Spanish Instructor and continue to oversee the District’s Adult School program.
Ms. Muñoz is very familiar to the PUSD community having served as Assistant Principal at Piedmont High School for the past eight years. Besides her many administrative roles, she has been instrumental in providing mental health support for students while overseeing the PUSD Wellness Center, and has led many of the District’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) initiatives including the establishment of the District’s BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) Network, support of Ethnic Studies and Affinity Mentorship courses, and participation on the DEIB Council. In support of curriculum and instruction, Ms. Muñoz is part of the development of site-level Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) and Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) goals, and has supported the Math, Special Education, World Languages and Counseling Departments.
After earning an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Davis and a master’s degree and teaching credential from Stanford University, Ms. Muñoz started her career at Newark Memorial High School in 1996 as a Spanish teacher. She spent five years in the classroom at Newark and one year at Saint Mary’s College, before accepting her first administrative position as Principal and Master Teacher at the National Hispanic University in San Jose in 2002. She earned a second master’s degree and administrative credential from the University of California, Berkeley in 2004. She served as Assistant Principal at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Mills High School in Millbrae, and San Leandro High School before joining PHS in 2015. Ms. Muñoz will begin her doctoral studies this summer at the Leaders for Equity and Democracy program at the University of California, Berkeley.
“I look forward to working with Millennium students, parents, and staff to continue its culture of support and belonging, of equity and inclusion, and of seeing each student and family for the strengths and qualities they bring to our school.”