Phone: 510-787-1081


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Mrs. Cortes, Jaylani

My name is Jaylani Cortes and I am the new Principal for Carquinez Middle School.  I have extensive experience in educational management and leadership roles. I have over 20 years experience teaching and working in intervention, coaching, managerial roles as well as curriculum development.  I have a master’s degree in Education and unique experience in the performing arts and executive management prior to my work in education. My experience also includes working in OUSD, PUSD, Charter Schools, Adult Vocational Schools, Ed Tech and Curriculum Design. My goal as an educator is to encourage and inspire faculty to be their best and to assist in ensuring all students feel supported and achieve at high levels. I look forward to connecting with our CMS community and students.