Black Mountain Middle School

9353 Oviedo Street, San Diego CA 92129-2138
Phone: (858) 484-1300 Fax: (858) 538-9440

 Attendance: (858) 484-1300 x3806

Principal Scott Corso  
School Admin Asst Monique Cordeau 3923
Vice Principal Jo Ann Cooper 3913
Vice Principal Brianne Froumis  3911
School Secty JoAnne Larson 3904
Office Assistant Karlena Southworth 3900
Finance Audra Stenger 3915
Scott Corso,  Principal

Corso.jpgI am humbled and honored to serve as the new principal of Black Mountain Middle School. I was born and raised in Northern California. While there, I attended Santa Clara University, majored in history, and received my Masters in Education Administration from National University. I am entering my 23rd year in education. During that time, I taught 7th and 8th grade humanities, high school social science, English, and video production. I have also been an Athletic and ASB Director. Most recently I have served the community of Temecula as an assistant principal at Temecula Valley High School.

The best thing I have ever done is marry an amazing southern California girl thirteen years ago. My wife Jennifer and I have four children. Jacob and Jessica are grown and on their own, while our two youngest, Dominic (12) and Dante (6), will be students in the Poway Unified School District. In our spare time, we enjoy the beach, sports, hiking, and traveling. I also enjoy officiating high school football. Coincidentally, I am a big sports fan, all Bay Area. Go Giants, 49ers, Warriors and GO RAIDERS!

Jo Ann Cooper, Vice Principal

I was born and raised in a suburb of Pittsburgh, PA and earned my B.S. in Microbiology from Pennsylvania State University.  [Cooper] I've lived in San Diego since 1996 and am the very proud mother of three adult sons. I truly appreciated the privilege of being a stay-at-home mom for twelve years before returning to school to earn my teaching credential from Cal State University - San Marcos in 2000 when my youngest son was in 1st grade.

In 2009 I completed requirements for my Masters' Degree in Educational Leadership as well as my Administrative Credential also at CSUSM. I thoroughly enjoyed teaching 6-8th grade math classes at Twin Peaks Middle School from 2000-2012, and was extremely honored and thrilled to be selected as a Poway Unified School District Teacher of the Year for 2011-12.

I love to watch all sports - especially football, baseball, soccer and lacrosse. My favorite teams are the Penquins, Steelers, Pirates and the Nittany Lions! I love the beach, coffee, chocolate and pennies, and enjoy doing yoga, riding my bike, crocheting and reading.

Brianne Froumis, Vice PrincipaI

I am a San Diego native and Poway resident. I attended University of Colorado Boulder and received a BA in History.  After college I had the opportunity to explore the world and traveled to many different countries. I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer organizing youth programs for a student center in Kostanay, Kazakhstan. After my 2 years of Peace Corps service, I earned my teaching credential from San Diego State and taught High School History.

I obtained my Masters in Teaching History/Social Studies from University of San Diego. My Masters research focused on teaching students Historical Thinking skills and inspiring students to question and investigate the past.   I've had the pleasure of working as an Assistant Principal with Black Mountain students and families since 2012.

I enjoy the energy and personality of middle school students.  It's a pleasure to see them grow from young preteens to independent teenagers. In my free time I enjoy swimming, yoga, and exploring San Diego with my husband, 12 year old stepson and baby daughter.  
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