Justin Shahbaz

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Justin Shahbaz

Principal, LA Promise Charter Middle School #1

Staff and parents,

It is my sincere pleasure to start my new chapter here at LA’s Promise Charter Middle School. I believe that providing a high-quality education to the children of our community is the best investment we can make. After meeting and getting to know the passionate staff at LA’s Promise Charter Middle School, I’m confident that we are up to the challenge.

Right now, we are working on creating a simple and effective online platform where we can bring our school and classrooms into your home. We will be working with everyone – parents, teachers, students – to make us all capable users that can effectively support our young scholars. We are also working to create systems to support our students socially and emotionally as well. Connection during this time of physical distancing will be important, and building authentic relationships built on trust and respect will be paramount.

Making sure that we keep our promise of equipping our students with “the skills and proficiency needed to succeed in high school, college, leadership and life” in the context of a global pandemic will be a challenge that we will only be able to overcome working together. I look forward to meeting and working with you all this year.


Justin Shahbaz