Here at Hemet Unified, we constantly look for new programs and initiatives to support our students through their educational journey. In addition to these various programs, we look to hire individuals who are passionate about helping our students succeed. Therefore, it is no surprise that two Hemet Unified staff members were recently recognized by Western Riverside County Association of School Managers (WRCASM).
ASPIRE Community Day School Principal Cristian Miley was selected as the Alternative Education Principal of the Year by WRCASM. Mr. Miley had the rare opportunity to open and help design the vision of a new school. His leadership, knowledge, and passion helped create a second chance for students to succeed and provide a place where they felt safe and supported. This year saw the first class of graduating students, and the pathways and goals they have chosen are a direct result of Mr. Miley’s work. Thanks to his vision and leadership, the six students graduating all have high goals for themselves, and a group of educators who support them. Dr. Alex Ballard, Director of Secondary Education, said, “Cristian is the model for all educators to follow. He is an undying advocate for his school, for our community and most of all for our kids – regardless of their path to their current opportunity for redemption.”
West Valley High School’s Assistant Principal John Bradshaw was chosen as the Secondary Co-Administrator of the Year. Mr. Bradshaw was chosen for the tremendous impact he has on the West Valley campus. He is consistently juggling the master schedule to ensure what is best for the students. He leads by example and works to improve himself in all matters of life. Aside from the work he does at West Valley, he participates in Boy Scouts of America and in various other capacities to help support the youth in the community. Derek Jindra, Director of Human Resources, said, “He is a motivated and dedicated leader and continues to make his school a wonderful place for students to attend.”
Congratulations to both Mr. Miley and Mr. Bradshaw for the efforts you put in to ensure the students on your campus are being supported. We thank you for the influence you have had on students and staff alike. It is your passion that helps the students within Hemet Unified succeed!