Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Michelle Cifuentez

Mrs. Michelle Dominguez has worked for Selma Unified School District for the past five (5) years.  She received her first administrative position as a Program Manager for Indianola Elementary in 2016. She has also served as a Program Manager for Terry Elementary, Washington Elementary, and Selma High School before she was then appointed as Principal at the Virtual Learning Academy in May of 2021. Prior to working in Selma Unified, Michelle worked in the Washington Union Unified School District for nine (9) years where she served as a teacher, sports coach for many sports, Department Lead for grade level, BTSA Coach, and Technology Team facilitator for the district. 


Michelle’s mission is to educate all children and help develop their social well-being by making them feel a strong sense of belonging within their school and the community. She is committed to building relationships built on fair, moral, and ethical behavior toward everyone she encounters. Michelle is passionate about working with children and works daily to ensure all children are provided with equal academic opportunities while in a safe learning environment. 


Michelle is married, has four daughters, and has one grandchild. Both Michelle and her husband Mario enjoy giving back to their community, traveling, and spending quality time with family.

  • Principal's Message

    Welcome to the Virtual Learning Academy online School! The Virtual Learning Academy is an educational option that offers students and families the flexibility to learn at home.  As the Principal of Selma Virtual Learning Academy TK-8 School, we are dedicated to ensure that all students are provided with quality 21st Century instruction on a daily basis with the distinct adopted core curriculum. Our goal is for every student to achieve academically and to help develop students' social well-being by making them feel a strong sense of belonging within their school and the community. We have highly qualified full-time teachers to personalize learning to maximize students' potential and to meet high-performance standards. Students will receive small group instruction with a grade-appropriate teacher who will assign and review work, provide support to students and parents, and be a steady, positive presence in your child's education. 

     We look forward to this opportunity to provide our Selma families with an alternative learning experience.

    Virtual Learning Academy students will be taking the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) as well as the English Language Proficiency Assessment of California (ELPAC).