Principal's Message

  • Dear Cholla families,

    Welcome back to another exciting school year! First and foremost, let me express my heartfelt gratitude for making Cholla Middle School your school of choice. We truly believe that a strong bond between the school and our community is the secret ingredient for an extraordinary educational experience. Together, we'll create a fun and supportive environment where our students can flourish academically, socially, and emotionally.

    This will be my ninth year as a member of the Charger family and it is a daily honor to lead such an extraordinary campus! I joined Cholla in 2015 as the instructional coach and then moved into the assistant principal role in 2017 and the principal role in 2022. 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 2023-2024 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, there is no limit to what they can achieve!

    We have many fun traditions at Cholla and I look forward to continuing those with both you and your child. Please know that I’m your partner and my door is always open! Email me at if you have questions, feedback, or concerns. I look forward to seeing you and having a spectacular (and fun!) school year!

    Always Charging Forward,

    Mindy Pallagi
    Cholla Middle School