RaubMiddle School

Principal

It is with a sense of honor, humbleness, and humility that I write this letter to you as the new Middle School Principal at Raub. Serving as a building Leader has been one of my long-term goals. It has only been several days, and I have already been flooded with warm wishes, a big welcome, and eagerness to get started. It has become distinctively clear to me that this community and our school is authentic and unique in many ways.

As we move forward together, this summer will be filled with excitement and enthusiasm. Therefore, I thank you in advance and thank the building leaders for the insight and positive energy! In becoming familiar with our TEAM and building, I have learned that Raub Middle School is a place where families are welcomed, students are empowered, and staff is committed to cultivating a culture where students and staff feel safe and valued.

During my past twenty years in the field of education, I have had the opportunity to serve students, families, and staff as a Certificated Special Education educator and a Certificated Instructional Leader. My personal journey began here, in Allentown or A-town, as we grew up saying. I was fortunate to attend Mosser Elementary, Trexler Middle school, and graduate from Central Catholic High School. After growing up in A-town schools, I went on to earn my bachelors from Susquehanna University. Shortly after graduating from Susquehanna University, I came back home to the East Side of A-Town and became an Emotional Support Educator. I then transitioned to an Alternative Education Teacher, Co-teacher, Outreach Worker, Dean of Students, and Assistant Principal all while at Louis E. Dieruff High School. My many building roles inspired me to earn a Master’s in Education from Cabrini University with an emphasis in Educational Leadership. My educational journey has filled my cup, but my personal life has been filled with blessings. I am the proud Father of four growing kids: Jaden, Aivan, Kyra, and Noah who are my heart and make me strive to be better every day. As parents, my wife Jennifer and I FULLY understand the challenges and accomplishments you face every day as you prepare to create a nurturing culture.

It is my philosophy that relationships and trust are the foundation for leadership and building culture. Therefore, you will find our TEAM in the hallways, classrooms, activities, and events. Education is my life’s work; my passion has always been to empower people, create positive & powerful learning environments, and facilitate growth in everyone. As we look forward together, I’m excited about the opportunities ahead and our continuous collaboration.

In service,

José M. Delgado