Principal's Corner

image of principalName: Scott Thomsen 
Job: Principal

Years in Education: 20!
First Job: Taco Bell

Preferred mode of Transportation: Bicycle

Why Junior High?:  This is the age where students begi
n their transition to independence. These young people are so capable; it's our job to find ways that they can start taking charge of their lives and making a positive difference in society.

Books I'm Reading Now:  Leadership in Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin; White Fragility by Robin Deangelo

Welcome to Davis! My name is Scott Thomsen and I am the Principal at Emerson Junior High School, Home of the Eagles! I am in my 20th year in the Davis Joint Unified School District, and entering my second year as Principal. Middle school is my absolute passion. Our structure of having 7th, 8th, and 9th grades together on one campus allows for so many growth and leadership opportunities for all students.

In my view, middle school needs to be a place where all students can achieve academically, develop their college and career goals, and be a part of an inclusive, exciting campus. I lead a staff that engages with students every day and work extremely hard to help each student with what they need to be successful and happy