Principal's Message

Contact Mr. Flushman


Phone: 805-474-3400

About Mr. Flushman

Mr. Flushman is a California native who has been in education for over 20 years. Mr. Flushman received his Bachelor's from UC Santa Barbara, Master's of Art in Bilingual Education from UC Santa Cruz, and Master's of Education in Administration and Supervision from Tennessee State. He has taught Language Arts, Social Studies, Reading, and English Language Development to elementary, middle school, and non-traditional high school students. He has taught and worked as an administrator in such exotic places as Berkeley, CA; Monterrey, Mexico; Nashville, TN; Lompoc and now Nipomo. Mr. Flushman is bilingual in Spanish and English.

Mr. Flushman has three children and they keep him quite busy when he is not at Mesa. His wife is the brains of their outfit and is a professor of elementary literacy education at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Other than spending time with his family, he enjoys surfing, playing basketball, hiking, movies, and food. If he had to pick a favorite book it would be One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey. He is currently reading Boys in the Boat, about the 1936 Olympic Crew Team and the lessons of perseverance, which is one of his passions- that, surfing, tacos and high 5s.

Letter from Mr. Flushman

Thank you for visiting our Mesa Middle School website. On behalf of the faculty and staff, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Mesa Middle School, home of the Hawks! My name is Michael Flushman and this will be my first year at Mesa. I am very excited to join the Hawk community and work hard on behalf of all our students and staff.

Mesa Middle School is located atop the beautiful mesa in the southern part of the city of Arroyo Grande, CA. Our highly qualified teachers serve approximately 560 students in grades 7th-8th grades.

The staff at Mesa works extremely hard to provide our students with a rigorous, research-based, and meaningful curriculum that is fostered through the positive relationships and connections that our staff makes with our students. Our staff and parents work closely together to support all efforts to help our students learn 21st century skills that will help them on their journey to becoming college and/or career ready.

Mesa prides itself in creating a safe and positive environment. We teach character education and expect our students to do their very best as well as being kind and thoughtful citizens.

In my time at Mesa, you can be sure I will work hard to provide the best educational experience we can for your child, communicate with you, work to bring our community together, and be open to feedback from you to make our school the best it can be. Since time goes fast in middle school (students are only here for two years) this can be a challenge. I encourage you (whether you are a family member or not) to be a part of Mesa the best you can. Some easy ways to do that are to follow us on social media (Facebook, Mesa Middle School; Twitter, @hawks_of_mesa; and Instagram, hawks_of_mesa) as well as show up to our school events. You are also welcome to reach out to me if you have any questions. Email is the best way:

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