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School Administration

Amber Andrade, Principal

Dear Sylvandale Bear Community,

My name is Amber Andrade and I am honored to be the new 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, live 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 the past 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 come back to Bear Country and what I consider, home.

 

On a personal note, I am a mom to two fur babies, Chico and MaiMai, who are Pembroke Welsh Corgi's. In my spare time, I enjoy heading to the beach with the love of my life, CP, and our two puppies.

 

You are always welcome to e-mail me at: amber.andrade@fmsd.org 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
 

Taylor Nguyen, Assistant Principal

Dear Sylvandale Middle School Families,

My name is Taylor Nguyen and I am honored to be the Assistant Principal of Sylvandale Middle School.

 

Before beginning my career at Sylvandale Middle School, I earned my Masters of Arts degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Science and Technology from San Jose State University and a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential for California. I graduated from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychobiology.

 

During my 19 years in education, I have been employed by Franklin-McKinley School District as a district-level Teacher On Special Assignment for Assessment, English Language Development and Program Monitoring at the district office since 2011. Prior to that I served twelve years as classroom teacher at Windmill Springs Elementary, a K-8 school in Franklin-McKinley School District.

 

I have the honor of being a mother to three young boys, Gavin (9), Dylan (6), and Ashton (4). My husband Tuan Le and I enjoy spending time with our boys at the beach, camping, and fishing. Though we are proud homeowners in the Franklin-McKinley community, it brings us great joy to have Gavin and Dylan attend school at Franklin Elementary.

 

I am thrilled to be a part of the Sylvandale Middle School community and staff as an Administrator in Franklin-McKinley School District.

 

Please feel free to contact me anytime at taylor.nguyen@fmsd.org or (408) 363-5700.