Welcome to The Nelson Mandela Dr. Hosea Zollicoffer School

  • To Our NMHZ School Community, 

    As our academic year draws to a close we have much to celebrate and many happy memories. Thank you for another wonderful and productive school year.  Words cannot express how thankful I am to our school community for your endless hours of collaboration, support and accomplishing whatever was necessary to support our students—both at home and at school.  Special thanks to our newly founded PTSA who went above and beyond the call of duty to provide whatever was necessary to add to our students’ already rich school experience. Their creativity and determination enable our school to meet the needs and aspirations of our families and students. 

    The success of the NMHZ School could not occur without the endless energy, skills and devotion of our faculty and staff.  A very special and heartfelt thank you to our incredible group of professionals for all you do each and every day for our young scholars and for the MVCSD community. Their passion as educators paired with their determination and amazing instructional skill set is the foundation that has built our school and provided our scholars with the tools necessary to succeed.  

    Most importantly, a final word to our amazing scholars who have enjoyed another magnificent year. They have excelled in so many fields it is impossible to list them all. I have attended many celebration events and have listened in awe as their achievements have been described. These achievements have been in their academic studies, music, the arts to name just a few and we are justly proud of them. 

    It is one of my greatest honors to serve as your principal; you make me proud to be an NMHZ Falcon!!  You keep me laughing, motivated, inspired, and young at heart.  I am grateful for your joy, astute insights and amazing talents. Best wishes to our graduating 8th graders, whom I will miss greatly—please come back and visit.   

    Over the summer vacation I will be working with colleagues to put into place a smooth opening to the new academic year and setting the priorities to build upon the successes of the school so that we can improve still further. We should always seek to do better; to challenge ourselves and our students to set the highest standards and achieve our ambitious goals. 

    I would like to wish you all the very best for the summer vacation and look forward to welcoming you all back, refreshed, for what will be an exciting, new academic year. 

    Until next school year!! School year 2022-2023 will be another amazing year!! 

    Mr. Michael Vicario
    Nelson Mandela/Dr. Hosea Zollicoffer School
    "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
    Nelson Mandela