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Principal's Message

Welcome to Our School

Dear Parents and Guardians,


Greetings and a warm welcome to a new school year! I am pleased to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you, the families of McNichols Plaza.  My name is Mina Ardestani. I proud to be serving a third year as principal of McNichols Plaza Elementary School. I bring 10+ years experience as a classroom educator and as an administrator. I began in the classroom, as a Spanish teacher, and continued my own education with the goal of serving as an administrator. I hold advanced degrees in curriculum and instruction, English as a Second Language, and school leadership.

As a lifelong learner with a passion for education at all levels, I am very excited to have the opportunity to continue that passion for education while serving as principal for you and your children.


Collaboration with parents and community members is crucial to my goals. I welcome your input and want to reassure you that the safety and well-being of your children, and an environment where they can grow, is the utmost priority. McNichols Plaza faculty and staff are committed to addressing the day to day needs of your children in order to provide a safe and welcoming environment where all students can thrive socially, emotionally and academically.

At McNichols Plaza, we RISE UP, and I will continue to support students in demonstrating respect, integrity, safety and excellence!


I look forward to meeting and getting to know all you.  Please feel free to contact me at anytime.


Plaza Proud,

Mina Ardestani

Principal, McNichols Educational Plaza

[email protected]

Check out Ms. Ardestani's Youtube Channel for Snuggle Up Sundays and other fun videos!