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Principal's Message

Welcome to the 2018-19 school year! 


My name is Melodie Huynh, and I have been the Principal here at Hidden Hills for the past four years. 


I have been in the field of Education for the past twenty-one years.  After graduating from the University of Victoria, I began my career teaching middle school on Vancouver Island.  I then moved from Canada to California and started teaching high school Special Education at Castro Valley High School.  After that, I taught in the elementary grades for ten years (mostly at 5th grade).  I was then asked to lead our Summer School program and become the Principal of Palomares Elementary.  After multiple years in this role, I took on the added responsibility of serving as a Curriculum Coordinator at the district level.  My last few years in Castro Valley were in the role as Principal of Jensen Ranch Elementary.  I have been very fortunate to serve in exceptionally high-performing schools where academics are a priority, and families are involved and invested . . . not only that, but we have great kids!


I have two children of my own, Ethan and Matthew.  Ethan is starting his first year of college this fall, and Matthew is starting his first year of high school.  Lots of new beginnings in our household this year; did I mention that we are moving the weekend before school starts?  I have also submitted my application to begin a doctoral program this year.  I love to learn, and I hope to instill this passion in our students every day!


My door is always open.  Please let me know how I can make this year the best ever for you and your children!


Principals Letter
Principals Letter

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