Message from Principal Hansen

Mrs. Hansen
Mrs. Hansen, Principal

Dear Arbuckle Elementary Families,

It is an incredible honor to be named the Principal of Arbuckle Elementary.  I started my educator career as a parent volunteer twenty years ago when my family moved from Orange County to Arbuckle.  During my time as a parent volunteer and substitute teacher, I realized that I loved and enjoyed working with students.  After graduating from the Sacramento Teaching Credential program, I was hired as a teacher at Arbuckle Elementary.  Throughout my time as a teacher, I have had many opportunities to gain experience as a leader by mentoring interns and student teachers, summer school principal, and providing professional development.  Most importantly, contributing to the academic and social climate that promotes the district’s motto, “Student First.”

My philosophy of education is every child can reach their full potential with an educator that believes in them by nurturing, connecting, and building a relationship.  My favorite educator quote by Rita Pierson is, “Every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists they become the best they can possibly be.” Therefore, I am excited about continuing my next part of my journey as an educator as the Principal of Arbuckle Elementary School because all our teachers and staff are a champion. They make connections, build relationships, and believe in all students.

My educational philosophy of leadership is student achievement is the number one priority. I believe that every child can succeed.  I plan to build relationships and communicate with all stakeholders to create a positive learning culture.  I also plan to be visible in and out of the classrooms, provide support and guidance to teachers, staff, and parents to prepare students to graduate high school college and career ready.

My vision for Arbuckle Elementary is to continue to build a school environment where students are provided a passionate and engaging community of teachers with an educational experience that inspires and motives students to be lifelong learners. I look forward to continuing a nurturing school climate that meets the individual needs of each student, both academically and socially.

As the district navigates through these uncharted waters in developing a plan to provide a safe learning environment for our students and staff, I will communicate updates as I receive more information.


Mrs. Hansen, Principal


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