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Meet Our Principal

Ms. Hannah Banks

Joaquin Miller Community,

As we embark on an exciting new academic year, it is with great joy and enthusiasm that I welcome you to our beloved school. As the continuing principal of Joaquin Miller - or JM as we so lovingly refer to it - I am committed to creating an inclusive and nurturing environment where every student is honored, thriving, and working towards their futures. Our school is not just a place of learning; it is a vibrant community that celebrates diversity and values the unique strengths and talents of each and every student.

My own personal values align with those that are cultivated here at JM. I am a “forever learner” who knows that the greatest strength lies within community and the sense of belonging. I am a former UCSC Banana Slug and have a Masters from CSU: Los Angeles in Educational Foundations in Urban Education. I am also a Diversity in Leadership Fellow out of LMU, and continue to enrich myself with the Oakland community and my own personal understanding of my identity as a black educator.

I am truly honored to lead such an exceptional school community and look forward to an incredible year of learning, growth, and memorable experiences. Together, let us embrace inclusivity, nurture expert learners, and foster a strong sense of community that will guide and inspire us all.

In community,

Hannah Banks