Town Square

Post a New Topic

Second principal of TIDE Academy leaves before new school opens

Original post made on Aug 2, 2019

TIDE Academy, a new magnet high school in Menlo Park set to open Aug. 14, is still working to fill staff positions after several people left, including the principal and vice principal.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, August 2, 2019, 11:04 AM

Comments (7)

1 person likes this
Posted by editoratlarge
a resident of another community
on Aug 2, 2019 at 12:16 pm

editoratlarge is a registered user.

They tried to copy Design Tech High School and failed. I feel sorry for the kids and parents.

Like this comment
Posted by Joseph E. Davis
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Aug 2, 2019 at 1:51 pm

What a disaster. I hope the school can eventually recover, as we can always benefit from new options.

Like this comment
Posted by Parent
a resident of Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
on Aug 2, 2019 at 4:13 pm

There were 7 on the team when I first saw their presentation in October. An English teacher left too. So that means only 2 remain that had the year to plan. Rumor has it that the superintendent pulled away many resources in the final hours of the year. What a tragedy. I pulled my daughter back to M-A.

2 people like this
Posted by Charlene Margot
a resident of Menlo-Atherton High School
on Aug 2, 2019 at 5:24 pm

Charlene Margot is a registered user.

Very sorry to hear that Dr. Shamar Edwards has left TIDE Academy and SUHSD. She was a highly intelligent, charismatic, and talented school leader.

Like this comment
Posted by The voice
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Aug 2, 2019 at 9:16 pm

The school is in the wrong place. There is too much traffic. No parking, no bus parking, nothing but businesses. What athletics? The lot is very small. Mark my words this will be a mess. That building is nowhere near done. And if it does get done it will be a miracle.

Like this comment
Posted by Concern Community Member
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Aug 6, 2019 at 5:24 pm

This article speaks of the poor leadership and agonizing times SUHSD staff and community is encountering. The Board should have not hired a green superintendent. She clearly doesn't have a vision. Our inside and outside community deserves better. Michael Kuliga was demoted and all the founding staff left because its a mess. And, Ana Pulido is a useless tool in Streshly’s shed. If they want to speak to the media, they should tell the truth not a bunch of lies. We cant continue to deceive our community.

1 person likes this
Posted by Angela Swartz, Almanac Staff Writer
a resident of another community
on Aug 9, 2019 at 12:08 pm

Angela Swartz, Almanac Staff Writer is a registered user.

Hi there -- Parents, feel free to reach out to me at if you have any insights on the turnover you'd like to share with me.

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Stay informed

Get daily headlines sent straight to your inbox.

DoorDash is opening a shared delivery kitchen in Redwood City. What does that say about the future of the restaurant industry?
By Elena Kadvany | 9 comments | 3,038 views

What did you learn last week?
By Sherry Listgarten | 11 comments | 1,748 views

Menlo Park Can Learn A Lot from Palo Alto (Part 1)
By Dana Hendrickson | 3 comments | 1,149 views

Bond. Bond Touch.
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 730 views

The holiday season
By Cheryl Bac | 2 comments | 714 views