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Principal's Message

June 12, 2018


Dear Parents,


I’ve often said that “Time flies when you’re having fun.”  This school year ends my fourth year at Valadez Middle School Academy and as I reflect on my educational career, I have had many memorable assignments but none as extraordinary and rewarding as this one.  Being principal at Valadez Middle School Academy is an experience beyond compare. 


I have been genuinely and profoundly blessed with exceptional staff, students, and phenomenal parents!  You are truly unequaled!  Many of the friendships formed, I’m certain will be lifelong.


Starting next year I will be the new principal at Parkview School as well as other responsibilities with our Human Resources Department.  It has been an honor and privilege to be your principal at Valadez Middle School Academy and I’m humbled to have served you and your students for the past four years. 


Mr. Refugio Gracian will be the new principal at Valadez Middle School Academy.  Mr. Gracian is extremely excited about being a part of this incredible school and I know that you will give him a community welcome as you did me.   


I will cherish each day we have left together!  Much is still to be done, but by working together all things are possible.  Please do not hesitate to see me if there is anything I can do for you!


As always, Go Eagles! 



James Hardin


James Hardin


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