Phone: 925-606-4702, extension 6574


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Mr. Brian Scharmann

Dear Cougar Families and Friends,

It is an honor to serve as Principal of Christensen Middle School. Serving as Christensen’s Principal (2021 to present) and as Vice Principal (2016-2021), I learned the rich history of the Christensen school community that is the result of a dedicated partnership between the school staff and parents. The staff and parents promote and inspire ALL of our students to strive to do their best in all that they do.

As we prepare students for high school, we work tirelessly to reinforce our core values that are Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe, and Be Kind. My intent is to provide leadership that will facilitate a school environment that promotes positive interactions among students and fosters a love of learning. The Christensen staff collaborates on a regular basis to ensure that we continue to grow in our established goals of successful implementation of the California State Standards. We are committed to developing our students' critical thinking skills both academically and socially. We implement Social Emotional Learning from Choose Love to help in developing traits such as respect, responsibility, honesty, courage, caring and cooperation. We celebrate the challenges that are a natural part of being a middle school student. School is hard work. We are here to put forth our greatest efforts to grow to our highest potential. In order to stretch and grow, we will encounter difficult tasks. We expect our students to look forward to the difficult tasks and to talk through the challenges before them. As Principal, I ask our parents to applaud your students for problem solving, for persevering to a difficult task, and for communicating their thinking process. Pride and a sense of accomplishment comes from achieving challenging tasks.

Communication is imperative to the overall success of our school. Please watch for school events on the school website, parent newsletters, on our PTA Facebook page, and in our monthly events calendar and during upcoming PTA meetings. We strive to communicate with you in the way(s) that are the most convenient for your family. Please be sure to confirm with your child’s teacher how you can best access information about what is happening in the classroom.

Please know if you have a question or a concern that we are here to provide the information you need. Please feel free to contact me by e-mail at or call the office to schedule an appointment or a telephone meeting: 925 606-4702, extension 6574. I look forward to seeing and talking with you around the campus as well!

It is through the close and collegial partnerships with everyone associated with Christensen that I am confident we will inspire excellence in our students as they learn and grow.

Brian Scharmann