Principal's Message

Principal's Message


Mustang Memo | November 2016



Joseph Weller Elementary School

345 Boulder Street, Milpitas, CA 95035 | T: (408) 635-2876 F: (408) 635-2880

Principal:  Alicia Padilla    | Assistant Principal:  Parwinder Johal



Message from the Desk of the Principal



Dear Weller Parents and Community,


As you may know, I was recently promoted to be the Director of Learning and Development.  I will be supporting all the elementary schools in the Milpitas Unified School District.  With my moving to the district office, I am excited to announce that Alicia Padilla will be the new Principal of Weller Elementary School.  Most recently, Mrs. Padilla has been the Assistant Principal at Randall Elementary School and at Zanker Elementary School.  Mrs. Padilla and I are currently transitioning responsibilities and she will officially begin full time at Weller on Monday, November 21st.


Mrs. Padilla is very enthusiastic about returning to Weller, as she started her teaching career here.  Some of you may recall that she was a 1st and 2nd grade teacher as well as the Learning Lab teacher between 2005 - 2013.   


Let’s congratulate Mrs. Padilla on her new assignment.  She is looking forward to seeing her Weller family soon and meeting with you soon as we continue to work together for the success of your children - our Weller students. 


If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mrs. Padilla at school at

(408) 635-2876 or via email at 


It has truly been an honor and a privilege to serve as Weller’s Principal for the past three and a half years.  I deeply appreciate all of the support the parents and community have provided to our school during my tenure. I will cherish my memories of Weller and reflect fondly upon them as I move forward in my personal and professional life. 




Raquel Kusunoki

Director, Learning and Development

Principal: Mrs. Padilla





Upcoming Events




Meet Mrs. Padilla at one of the December Principal’s Coffee Chats. 

Meet in the Learning Lab for an informal chat, enjoy coffee and pastries, and meet other parents.



12/8:   6:00 PM – 7:00 PM  – Thursday Evening Coffee Chat




12/9:   8:15 AM – 9:15 AM – Friday Morning Coffee Chat