Principal's Message

  • Dear Cholla families,
    I’m thrilled to share with you the news of my new role as the principal of Cholla Middle School! This will be my eighth year as a member of the Charger family. I joined Cholla in 2015 as the instructional coach and then moved into the assistant principal role in 2017. Prior to Cholla, I was a middle school science and STEM teacher as well as a certified mentor teacher of the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching.
    I will continue to support positive and authentic relationships among students and staff in the 2022–23 school year. At Cholla, we have a vision of “Making Each Child Known.” We make this vision a reality through collaboration and professional development, and by ensuring every student has at least one strong relationship with a staff member. When students feel a sense of belonging, they thrive emotionally, socially, and academically!

    Like you, I look forward to normalcy and a return of many beloved traditions that have been paused. Please know that I’m your partner and my door is always open! Email me at if you have questions or concerns. I look forward to seeing you and having a spectacular (and fun!) school year!

    Always Charging Forward,

    Mindy Pallagi
    Cholla Middle School