PRincipal's message

Dear North Mountain Families,

My name is Dr. Karen Kirschinger and I am honored serve as your new principal.  I have been in administration for seven years and have been in the San Jacinto Unified School District for thirteen years.  I am excited to be a part of this wonderful school and look forward to an exceptional year. 

Our entire staff welcomes you to the 2013-2014 school year.  Your child’s education and success is our number one priority, as we help prepare them for college and career.  In order to do this, we must work together. Their successes will not come easily.  Students must be responsible and active participants in their own learning.  Parents, teachers, and administrators, must guide, direct, motivate, teach self discipline, and support each other.  Students will be held accountable in their academics, behavior and social interactions.  We will fully implement our rules.  In order to help us, please make sure to review very specifically the Parent/Student Handbook with your child including discipline and the dress code. 

At North Mountain every member of our staff believes all students can learn and that each one deserves our time and attention.  Our staff collaborates as a Professional Learning Community to ensure we meet the academic promise of our students. Common Core content standards guide classroom instruction and our highly qualified and professional teaching staff continuously challenges our students.  

We encourage a close partnership between parents/guardians, students, teachers, and staff.  We need and look forward to your participation in the many activities throughout the year.  You may also get involved in PTO, School Site Council, or volunteering on campus.  We look forward to seeing you here.

We are proud to have your child as a Husky!  Our entire staff is looking forward to a great year!      


Dr. Karen M. Kirschinger



North Mountain Middle School - 1202 E. Seventh, San Jacinto, CA (951) 487-7797