Temecula Middle School


Rob Sousa, Principal

Welcome to Temecula Middle School.  I consider myself extremely fortunate to be the educational leader of this outstanding school.  So that you may know a little about your child's principal, I have included a short bio.  I grew up in San Diego, and was slated to follow in my father's footsteps by becoming a commercial tuna fisherman.  While attending college at the University of San Diego, where I earned my BA in English, I served in a high school youth program and discovered that my passion was to be involved with kids.  After college, I moved to Riverside County in 1989 and began teaching seventh and eighth grade English in Moreno Valley.  In 1992, I earned my MA in Education Administration from Azusa Pacific University.  In addition to teaching, I coached a variety of sports at various levels.  I was hired in Temecula in 1997 as the Assistant Principal at Vail Ranch Middle School, and in 2002, I moved over to Temecula Middle School as Principal.  My wife and I have been married since 1989, and we have two children.  In my free time, I regularly enjoy playing racquetball, golf and working out.  In addition to work and play, I delight in serving on the mission field in Uganda, Africa; I have travelled there every other year since 2008.  I look forward to working with you in the coming school year.

Cindy Sparks, Assistant Principal

I feel privileged to be a part of Temecula Middle School!  Working in such a wonderful community, with our outstanding staff, is truly an honor.  After earning my B.A. at California State University, Long Beach, I moved to Arizona where I taught high school English for several years.  In 1994, I earned my Master’s Degree in Educational Counseling at Arizona State University.  Shortly thereafter, I moved out of the classroom into a middle school counseling position.  Prior to becoming the assistant principal here,  I spent six years in the counseling office at Day Middle School.  I’m looking forward to another great year at Temecula Middle School! 

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