Principal's Message

Dear Washington Middle School Families:
It is with great humility and anticipation that I enter the role of principal at Washington Middle
School. LHCSD’s mottos of “Stronger Together for our Students” and “One Team, One Vision”
are evident across the district and match my own values. I appreciate that all members of the
LHCSD community work together to ensure students are college and career ready. For these
reasons, I am pleased and proud to join the LHCSD team.
I am eager to join the Washington staff in their continual commitment to the well being and
academic achievement of all students. As the site principal, I will be present and available to
students, staff, and families to ensure we are meeting the needs of our students. It is important to
me to be an active team member on campus and in the community so we can continue to offer a
great school where students love to attend.
My personal journey and career path have helped prepare me to act as a leader at Washington
Middle School. My wife and I raised our two daughters to value kindness, social justice issues,
and the power of education. I bring these values and a strong work ethic to the Washington
community. I recently earned a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership at Chapman University. Earlier
I earned my teaching credential, B.A., and M.A. in History at California State University,
Fullerton. Before coming to La Habra, I served as middle school teacher in Santa Ana and then a
middle school principal in the Menifee Union School District. Middle school can be a complex
and often challenging time for families. I love working with middle school students and their
families to help them navigate this journey as adolescents grow into adulthood and prepare for
college, career, and beyond.
Thank you for accepting me into the LHCSD family and trusting me to support the academic and
social emotional growth of all of our students. I pledge to work side by side with the
Washington staff and the La Habra community to challenge and support all students as they
move through adolescence and prepare to add their contributions to society.
Ed Resnick, Ph.D.


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