August 3, 2023


    Dear Townsend Families,

    It is with immense excitement that I announce that I will be serving as the new principal of Townsend Jr. High School. I am honored to have the opportunity to be part of a school community that believes in the potential of all students. I am excited to work with our dedicated and talented staff members that are committed to putting students first and challenging each student to strive to do their best and grow academically.

    I have been in the great field of education for more than 25 years, all at the secondary level.  I will be starting my fourth year in the Chino Valley Unified School District. Before becoming the principal of Townsend Jr. High School, I was an assistant principal at Ayala High School.

    As I begin this new school year, I commit to learning the culture of the school and community, while continuing the rich traditions of Townsend Junior High School. Additionally, my priority will be to ensure a safe and thriving learning environment that bolsters meeting the needs of our students.


    I am honored to serve the Townsend community and look forward to connecting with all our families in this 2023-2024 school year!  


    Respectfully, your principal,  

    Michael Cloke