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Principal’s Message


Hello Parents and Students,

Stronger Together!

As Principal of the TUSD Alternative Education Campus, home to Stein High School, Duncan Russell Community Day School, Tracy Young Adult Program, Independent Study (9th-12th grades) and Home Hospital, I could not be more proud of being a part of this unique education setting.  

In spite of the challenges we faced through the COVID-19 Pandemic one thing is crystal clear!  Alt Ed has shown a great level of resilience, courage, perseverance and determination that I have not seen in my 22 plus years in education.  All characteristics of GRIT!  

Being a strong, resilient, positive and flexible environment impacts students’ lives and causes excitement to brew as we move into the 2021-2022 school year.  As the Principal, I look forward to working with families and students in planning and facilitating a pathway where students are able to fulfill their dreams and goals.  I am committed to student strength-based focused teaching and dedicated to creating a positive learning environment.  

Welcome to Alt Ed!

Grateful for the opportunity to serve,

Traci L Mitchell, Principal