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Ms. Tate & Mr. Lecy
Ms. Tate & Mr. Lecy


Principal, Tenisha Tate-Austin

Tenisha is originally from Los Angeles, where she graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology. She has a Master of Social Welfare Degree from the University of California at Los Angeles and a Master of Education Administration degree from Cal State Dominguez Hills. She has served as a psychiatric social worker, an executive director of an educational non-profit, middle school teacher, and an assistant principal for kindergarten through twelfth grades. Tenisha lives in Marin City with her husband, son, and daughter.


Tenisha has a strong commitment to building equitable educational systems that work for all kids. Believing that education is a powerful tool, she is excited to lead Miller Creek students toward high academic achievement, as well as ensuring all students feel connected through a positive school experience.


The parents, staff, and administrators chose Tenisha for many reasons, including her natural leadership, her special love for middle-schoolers, and her warmth and kindness. We are certain that she’ll make a positive impact on our community in countless ways. She looks forward to meeting the fabulous Miller Creek family!