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  • Milissa Banister
    Administrator of Student Support, Walnut Creek Intermediate

    Milissa Banister has been an administrator in WCSD since 2015.  Prior to coming to WCI she was the principal of Indian Valley Elementary. She began her journey in education when she attended Iowa State University and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education in 2000.  She began teaching in the Moreland School District while also pursuing a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from Santa Clara University (2006).  Her teaching career brought her to the East Bay where she taught in the Brentwood Union School District for 6 years before moving on to school administration.  Milissa has served as a summer school principal, elementary vice principal and elementary principal before joining the WCI team as Administrator of Student Support. Prior to coming to WCSD she has been an elementary school principal in Antioch Unified and South San Francisco Unified school districts.  Milissa feels fortunate to have these varied experiences teaching and leading in diverse communities, including her time as a student teacher in Caracas, Venezuela.  In addition to providing strong academics, she believes in the importance of building community and ensuring that students are seen, heard and have a voice on campus.