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Principal's Message

Dear Franklin Family,

Welcome back to another exciting year at Franklin,  

I am honored to introduce myself as the new proud Principal at Franklin Middle School. I am truly excited to return back home and join your school community once again on its continuing journey toward high school readiness and equity for all students. As some of you may know, I left Franklin 6 years ago. I  spent 5 years as the 7th-grade Assistant Principal (2012-2017), but I also played the role of our counselor building and creating our master schedule.

 I have a long professional history with the Long Beach Unified School District. I started out as a College Aide in 1993, then as a Campus Security Officer at Hoover Middle School, then as a Counselor at Washington Middle School, and then as a Program Specialist at Poly High School, Cabrillo High School, and Millikan High School, then as an Assistant Principal at Franklin Middle School, then as an Assistant Principal at Cabrillo High School and then as the Site Administrator at Poly/PAAL High School, then as Principal at Hamilton Middle School. 
My educational history includes a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Master’s degree in School Counseling, and an Educational Administration Credential.

My personal history includes a marriage of 18 years and three children. Our two teenage boys are currently attending Millikan High School and our youngest daughter is a 1st grader at Patrick Henry Elementary. My wife is a School Counselor at Marshall Academy of the Arts and at Robinson Middle School.  I’m also a proud product of the Long Beach Unified School district. I attended Garfield Elementary, Stephens Middle School, Lakewood High School, Long Beach City College, and Long Beach State. We are a very proud to be Long Beach Unified School District family.       

It is a privilege and honor to return back home to Franklin as Principal!  

I look forward to working with all of you in support of our students, 

Jorge Montanez,Principal

“It’s a Great Day to Be a Wildcat”