Reece Oswalt, Principal

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year at Lois and Jerry Tarkanian Middle School (TMS). My name is Reece Oswalt and it is an honor to be going into my third year as the principal of TMS. I moved to Las Vegas twenty years ago from my hometown of Ottumwa, Iowa. As an educator, I have worked as an elementary and middle school teacher, a college professor, and an assistant principal. I have also been the principal of Sue H. Morrow Elementary School and the principal of Charles and Phyllis Frias Elementary School. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Iowa, and both my Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. On a personal note, my wife, Bethany, is a Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) teacher at Evelyn Stuckey Elementary School and we have three daughters, Addison, Kendall, and Payton. Addison is thirteen years old and Kendall and Payton are nine year old twins. In my limited spare time, I enjoy golfing, fishing, watching the Hawkeyes, Golden Knights, and Rebels, and spending time with my girls.

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. 

Heather Mounts, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Mounts moved from Michigan to Las Vegas to open Tarkanian Middle School for the 2006-2007 school year. She was a math teacher for over eight years and served as the Learning Strategist for over two years prior to being appointed as the dean of students in 2017. She was later promoted to the position of Assistant Principal in 2019. She attended Hope College where she earned her bachelor’s degree in education, Lesley University where she earned her master's degree in Technology in Education, and University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she earned her master’s degree in Urban Leadership. Mrs. Mounts loves being a part of Team Tarkanian, and she is grateful for the opportunities she has had to grow and learn with the school community.

Matty Adrianzen, Assistant Principal

Ms. Adrianzen is originally from Miami, Florida and moved to Las Vegas in 2005. She joined Tarkanian Middle School for the 2007-2008 school year. She was a resource math teacher for six years and subsequently served as the Special Education Instructional Facilitator for over four years prior to being appointed as the dean of students in March of 2018. The following year for the 2019-2020 school year she was promoted to the role of Assistant Principal. She earned both her Bachelor’s and Master's Degrees in Special Education from Western Governor's University and later earned her Master's Degree in Urban Leadership from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Ms. Adrianzen is passionate about learning and serving the Tarkanian Middle School students, staff, and community.

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