DCISM's New Principal

May 18, 2018

Dear DCIS Montbello Community,

After a thoughtful and thorough principal search process, we are excited to announce that Julio Contreras has been selected as the new principal of DCIS Montbello beginning the 2018-19 school year! We are confident that Principal Contreras can and will carry on the mission and vision of DCISM to create a diverse, respectful, and socially responsible community of learners where students and teachers are challenged and honored as individuals.

Mr. Contreras is a strong advocate for equity, multicultural education and rigorous learning. He brings close to 20 years of experience as an educator, including holding school leadership positions in Houma, Louisiana and as Principal Resident of John Amesse. He will be a champion in leading the DCISM team and families as we continue to provide high-quality academic achievement and cultural experiences for our students.

We are committed to ensuring that Principal Contreras and DCISM have the support, resources and tools to help all students and staff succeed. Please join me in congratulating Principal Julio Contreras as he begins his leadership role as the principal of DCISM for next school year.

Thank you for your support and collaboration throughout the principal selection process. I am confident that Mr. Contreras will be a great principal for our DCISM school community.


Anthony Smith

Instructional Superintendent

DCIS Montbello