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Picture of Principal AndradeAmber Andrade, Principal

Dear Sylvandale Bear Community,

My name is Amber Andrade and I am honored to be the Principal of Sylvandale Middle School. As an educator, this is a significant responsibility and one that I am very excited to have.

Like many of my students, I was the first in my family to attend and graduate from college. I began my college journey at Sacramento City College and Consumnes River College(Community Colleges) where I completed my first 2 years of college. After completing 2 years of coursework, I transferred to CSU Sacramento, CSUS, to finish my Bachelor's Degree. I continued at CSUS for my Teaching Credential in the Bilingual/Multicultural Teaching Program. I began my career in the Franklin-McKinley School District, FMSD, in 2007. I had the pleasure of teaching at McKinley Elementary School for several years. During this time, I went back to school at CSUS and received my Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Urban Emphasis. I moved on to Sylvandale, Go Bears!, as the Assistant Principal. I enjoyed serving our community, as I too, lived in Bear Country. After a short couple of years I moved on to be the Principal of SUCCESS Academy and College Connection Academy, CCA. I have served the CCA community for 3 years and as a team we celebrated many accomplishments, including the California Gold Ribbon Award and the Title 1 Academic Achievement Award. I am excited to serve in Bear Country and what I consider, home.


On a personal note, in my spare time, I enjoy heading to the beach with my dog Chico.


You are always welcome to e-mail me at: call the office (408) 363-5700, or come by in person. Again, I am honored to be the principal of Sylvandale and look forward to partnering with you so that we may help your child reach their wildest dreams.


Go Bears!

Ms. Amber Andrade

Vee Prasad, Assistant PrincipalAssistant Principal Mr. Vee

Dear Sylvandale School Community,

My name is Mr. Vee Prasad and it is an honor to introduce myself as the Vice Principal of Sylvandale Middle School.


I began my teaching career in the Franklin-McKinley School District at McKinley Elementary School in 1993 as a long term substitute. The following year I obtained a full time teaching position at Santee Elementary School as a third and sixth grade teacher. I spent the next 11 years as a sixth and seventh grade teacher at Stonegate Elementary School. As an administrator I worked at Franklin and McKinley Elementary schools as an assistant principal for the past three years. 


On a personal note, I am married and have two children.

In my spare time, I enjoy playing soccer, reading, and spending time with my family.


I enjoy hearing from the community and you are always welcome to email me at and/or stop by the office to say hello.

I am honored to be the assistant principal of our outstanding school and look forward to working with all of you during the year.




Mr. Vee

Assistant Principal