Tonya Rose, Principal
It is my pleasure to introduce myself as the principal of Tarkanian Middle School. I bring to this position many years of secondary experience. This is my twenty-second year with the Clark County School District (CCSD). I began my career with CCSD as an English teacher at Las Vegas High School. As I transitioned into administration, I also transitioned into middle school and that is where my devotion has been, to the middle school grades and students. I have spent fifteen of my twenty-two years with CCSD in middle school. In my opinion, the middle school experience is pivotal for students’ academic growth and continued success.
David Musemici, Assistant Principal
Mr. Musemici is a native of Long Island, New York, and has been a resident of Las Vegas since 1997. Mr. Musemici received a B.A. in Psychology from S.U.N.Y., Stony Brook, and two Masters Degrees in Education from U.N.L.V. He taught special education students at both the middle and high school level. He began his service as the dean of students at Tarkanian Middle School when the school opened in 2006, and continued on to his current position as assistant principal.
Margo Torea, Assistant Principal
I am a proud native of Las Vegas, NV and have been an educator in CCSD for over 20 years. I grew up in an entertainment family and performed as a professional Spanish, Flamenco and Ballet Folklorico dancer for 30 years. I am a graduate of Valley High School and received my bachelor’s and master’s degrees at UNLV. I taught ELA at various middle schools and high schools within the district for 13 years and had the wonderful opportunity to be a Learning Strategist for many years at Cannon JHS. I have been an administrator for the last five years in high school and am excited to transition into my new role at Tarkanian MS.
Anthony Muraco, Assistant Principal
I am originally from western New York and a proud native of Buffalo who moved to the greater Las Vegas area in 2004. I am an original staff member of Tarkanian who had the privilege of opening Tarkanian MS in 2006. Since opening Tarkanian MS, I have worked as a scientist in the oil and gas industry, secondary science teacher, and managing a science education program at the University of Texas at Austin. I am very passionate about science education, science literacy, and careers in STEM. As a life-long learner, I completed two master's degrees at UNLV in Curriculum and Instruction - Science Education and Educational Policy and Leadership. I am proud to be a part of the Tarkanian MS team and community, and I am excited to be a part of our school's continued success. In my free time, I love to mountain bike, travel, watch college and professional sports, and spend time with my fantastic family.
Kyle Martin, Assistant Principal
Mr. Martin relocated to Las Vegas from Michigan in 2006 and began his teaching career at Spring Valley High School. He taught music there for fourteen years and served as the Fine Arts department chair before joining the Tarkanian staff in 2020. Mr. Martin earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education with a minor in Jazz Studies from Wayne State University and a Master’s Degree in School Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. He is excited to be a part of the Tarkanian team and looks to build bonds within the school community. In his free time, Mr. Martin enjoys golfing, being outdoors, and spending time with his wife and two daughters.