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Another Morgan Hill School District school will lose a principal
at the end of the school year: Nordstrom Elementary
’s Nancy Milo will lead Silver Oak Elementary in the Silver
Creek area of south San Jose.
Another Morgan Hill School District school will lose a principal at the end of the school year: Nordstrom Elementary’s Nancy Milo will lead Silver Oak Elementary in the Silver Creek area of south San Jose.

“It was an opportunity that came up unexpectedly,” Milo said Thursday. “I investigated it, and it wound up being an incredible opportunity that will offer me challenges and experiences and advance my career.”

Live Oak Principal Nancy Serigstad was hired last month to become Scotts Valley High princial.

Milo said the school, which is in the Evergreen Elementary School District, has 800 students, an API (academic performance index) score of 950, and an “active parent group with high expectations, an active, involved community.”

The community at Nordstrom is one of the things she will miss most, Milo said.

“I’m so proud of the community here and the work that has been done here in the last three years,” she said. “We are a cohesive family. When I made the announcement on Friday, I was just in tears.

“They have supported me, supported what goes on at Nordstrom. We have really come together, just by valuing the strengths of each person and acknowledge what each of us bring to community. We have established that direction together.”

Superintendent Carolyn McKennan said Wednesday she is also proud of the community, the atmosphere at Nordstrom and Milo.

“She’s absolutely top flight,” said. “I can only echo the sentiments of the parent community at Nordstrom. She is a fine principal, a great resource and has brought much to our district as a teacher and a mentor for many.”

When asked if she sought the new position because of ongoing budget woes and other problems in the Morgan Hill district, she said that was not the reason.

“I was not seeking the position,” she said. “I know districts go through things, difficult times, and during those times, people need to kind of hold hands and get through things. It is especially difficult now, with the state of the state, but we could make it through. It (the new position) just seemed to present itself. It is not a case of jumping ship because of not being supported by the district.”

Milo, a Morgan Hill resident, was hired as Nordstrom principal in 2001. She had been working as a beginning teacher support adviser.

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