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Principal's Message


Welcome to the Miner School Website! This website is one more way in which we can communicate with you. I encourage you to browse the website and familiarize yourself with it. Remember that you can also access information by reading our Parent Newsletter the first Wednesday of every month (which will also be posted on this website!), checking out our Kiosk Sign in front of the school, and listening to periodic messages from me via our automated calling system.

For those who may not know me, my name is Lisa Barlesi, and I am looking forward to beginning my tenth year at Miner. I was previously the principal at Glider and Blossom Valley Elementary Schools, the Assistant Principal at Herman Intermediate, and a bilingual 3rd and 4th grade teacher at Stipe Elementary. I love our Miner Community, and feel privileged to be here every day!

There are so many exciting things happening at Miner this year! Our Transitional Kindergarten through 3rd grade will continue to implement the Sobrato Early Academic Language (SEAL) practices we began learning in the 2013-2014 school year. Additionally, our 4th and 5th grade will also begin a new upper grade SEAL Program, which will combine the SEAL strategies with Project Based Learning. Our 6th grade classes will continue implementing Project Based Learning to ensure our students meeting the Common Core Standards.

We are pleased and excited that our TK-2nd graders will continue to receive music instruction through Music For Minors, and our 3rd-6th graders will take part in Visual and Performing Arts provided by our District.

Our students learned an incredible amount last year and produced amazing projects while collaborating with their peers! We are excited to continue and deepen that learning this year!

I invite you to stay involved in your child’s education! As always, you may communicate with me either by telephone or email anytime. 408-225-2144 or