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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 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.


Margo Torea, Assistant Principal

I take great pride in being a native of Las Vegas, NV, and my commitment to education has spanned over two decades within the Clark County School District (CCSD). Growing up in an entertainment family, I had the privilege of performing as a professional Spanish, Flamenco, and Ballet Folklorico dancer for an impressive 30 years. My academic pursuits led me to earn both bachelor's and master's degrees from the esteemed UNLV after graduating from Valley High School. Over the course of 13 years, I dedicated myself to teaching ELA at various middle schools and high schools within the district, and I also had the wonderful opportunity to serve as a Learning Strategist at Cannon JHS for a considerable time. In recent years, I have excelled in administrative roles at the high school level, and I am eagerly looking forward to embarking on a new chapter in my career as I transition into a new role at Tarkanian Middle School. My enthusiasm to make a meaningful impact on the student's academic journey makes this transition all the more exciting and fulfilling

Rori Romero, Assistant Principal
I am very excited to join the Tarkanian Middle School Shark family as one of the Assistant Principals. I grew up in Southern California and obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from California State University San Marcos. I have been a proud educator since 2011, here in Las Vegas. I taught Science at Cimarron-Memorial High School and Western High School before becoming an Assistant Principal. I was an Assistant Principal at Cannon Junior High School since July 2019 before making the move to become part of the Shark Family. I look forward to working with each and every one of you.
Ruth Reynoso, Assistant Principal

I am so delighted to be part of the Tarkanian Middle School Shark family as the new Assistant Principal. A proud Angelino, I hail from Los Angeles, CA, and hold a B.S. from Arizona State University, along with an M.A.Ed. and Ed.D. from Concordia University Irvine. With twelve years at the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), I've dedicated my career to teaching students with learning disabilities in mathematics from Kindergarten through twelfth grade. For the past three years at the Clark County School District (CCSD), I've focused on supporting high school students with learning disabilities. Excited to contribute to Tarkanian Middle School, I am eager to offer any support needed for both students and staff.

Carrie Clough, Assistant Principal

I am so happy to be part of the administrative team, here at Tarkanian Middle School. Prior to administration, I taught English at Western High School and Cannon Junior High School. Those experiences validated my belief that students who are able to make connections academically, emotionally, and socially, on their campuses are certain to experience greater satisfaction, not only in their professional life but also in their personal life. I am here to facilitate that. Originally from Youngstown, Ohio, I feel most at peace wandering through nature. Some of my hobbies are paddleboarding, hiking, eating fabulous food, cooking, and even cleaning! But, one of my most impressive possessions is my rock collection!

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