Dear Bohn Elementary School Parents and Community Members,
My name is Michael Stagnaro and I am the new principal at Bohn Elementary School. I have been a part of the Tracy community for seven years. As an educator, I have appreciated the curricular rigor, support, and empathy that our teachers and staff have demonstrated the past 18 months. It will feel very different when school starts because many of our students will be meeting in-person for the first time.
Knowing this, it will be imperative for us at Bohn Elementary School to understand these challenges and promote a safe learning environment for all students.
This is my 16th year in education. I became an educator after serving in the US Army as a Battalion Chaplain. I began as a Social Science high school teacher and after seven years I transitioned as an Assistant Principal at Kimball High School in Tracy. After three years at Kimball High School, I became the principal at Daniel J. Savage Middle School in Sylvan Union School District in Modesto. During my time there, the school was awarded the California Distinguished School award. Last year, I wanted to come back to work at Tracy Unified and was hired as an assistant principal at West High School.
My children are products of Tracy Unified School District. My son graduated from Kimball High School in 2020. My daughter is a senior this year.
Recently, I earned my doctorate degree from Grand Canyon University in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in K-12 leadership. Specifically, my dissertation was on middle school cyberbullying and the types of interventions that counselors offer students. I know the dangers of social media, especially with younger people. My top priority has always been the safety of students.
I am excited to be working with your students and look forward to the first day of school!
Dr. Michael Stagnaro
Principal, Bohn Elementary School