Principal's Welcome

  • Dear East Avenue Middle School Families:

    I am reaching out to you to introduce myself as the new principal of East Avenue Middle
    School. I hope you are enjoying the summer and finding time to relax with family,
    friends, and a good book.

    I am honored to return to East Avenue Middle School after six years serving in other
    capacities within our District. I began my career in education as an English teacher at
    Livermore High School (LHS), followed by four years as a vice principal at LHS, before
    transferring to East Avenue as principal for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years.
    Since then, I have served as the District’s Assistant Director of Curriculum and as LHS
    Principal. My fondness for East Avenue runs deep, and I look forward to getting
    acquainted with families I have yet to meet and to continue building strong relationships
    with those who also have children at LHS.

    East Avenue has a talented and dedicated staff, and I will be supporting them as they
    continue the very important work of:
    1) fostering the academic, social, and emotional growth of every student through
    rigorous and supportive instruction, engaging experiences, and high expectations
    for student achievement and high school readiness;
    2) guiding students in the development of self-management skills and the
    determination needed to persist with learning even when it gets difficult; and
    3) providing students with consistent behavior expectations to ensure a school
    atmosphere of dignity, integrity, and kindness.

    To the East Avenue students, I cannot wait to get to know you! Please believe in your
    potential. We believe in you.


    Helen N. Gladden, East Avenue Middle School Principal