Hello Central Middle School Community,
My name is Thomas Domer and I am the Central Middle School Principal. CMS has a reputation for having the best students, teachers, and families in the Bay Area, and I am lucky to be a part of the CMS community.
My goal is to get to know every student personally so that I can best serve the community. I believe that working to develop personal connections is one of the most important aspects in education. I am particularly interested in engaging my efforts in a school with strong commitment to family and community involvement. Working to foster the potential of every student is a particular passion of mine.
I have been working in education for the past 16 years. I began my career at a middle school in San Francisco teaching English and history. I taught high school English in New York City and Burbank, California. I also briefly taught English at Sequoia High School.
More recently, I have been in Pleasanton as a Vice-Principal at a school of nearly 1200 students. There I was charged with curriculum and moving our school to full implementation of the new Common Core Standards. My job was to provide materials that kept teachers up-to-date on best teaching practices, research and programs. I also worked closely with other school administrators on ways to best support our students to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
I look forward to a great year ahead of me getting to know the CMS community. Please stop by my office to say hi whenever you get a chance.