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Mr. Catalan

Meet the new principal of Thomas Jefferson Middle School.

Anthony Catalan is the new principal of Thomas Jefferson Middle School. Catalan comes to Madera Unified School District with over 22 years of experience in education. His undergraduate work started at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and graduate work at Grand Canyon University. Before joining Madera Unified, he spent 12 years as an agricultural educator at Firebaugh High School. He was recognized as a finalist for the Fresno County Teacher of the Year award in 2009. Catalan also served at Firebaugh as a learning director for three years and then as the high school principal for the past seven years. “I am motivated to unite school communities to focus on what is best for the students they serve,” Catalan said. His professional goals are to continue learning and growing daily and to serve his students, staff, and community with a smile and a positive attitude.