Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! I am very excited to be starting my 8th full year as Principal of Hollywood Hills High School. I am both honored and humbled to be a part of a world class team of educators, and I so appreciate the support and well wishes I have received from our amazing school community. I feel very fortunate to be a part of the Hollywood Hills High School community and I am looking forward to continuing the fine programs and traditions that are part of the school.
By way of introduction, my career in education spans more than twenty years. I began my career as a teacher, working with children and families in the middle school setting. Eighteen years ago, I became an educational administrator, first in middle school, later as an Assistant Principal at Everglades High School, and later as Principal of Apollo Middle School. As an educational leader, my goal is for students to master academic skills and become life-long learners while at the same time learning how to become responsible members of society.
The staff of Hollywood Hills High School is committed to making all 720 days each child spends here over the course of four years a positive high school experience, with plenty of lifetime memories. Your child will remember their years at Hollywood Hills and that is something we will never forget.
Hollywood Hills High School has a very well-defined school Mission. We have articulated nine clear goals for our graduates that will be accomplished by first ensuring that each student feels welcomed, safe and happy in school. When you have a chance, look over our shared Vision. Our primary goal is to provide a unique and challenging learning environment for our students as they make their way through life, and to provide a focus for their learning as they prepare to become college and career ready. We have high expectations for academic achievement for all of our students. We also have high expectations for our teachers to provide high energy, engaging and rigorous instruction every single day. The lofty goals we have set for our students are supported by rigorous curricula taught by the best and the brightest in the field. There is one particular goal on the list of nine that seems to strike at the core of what we will always hope to accomplish at Hollywood Hills High School. We want our students to “become confident, self-directed, life-long learners.” Is there a greater pursuit in life?
At the high school level, there is truly nothing more important to us than welcoming every child to school each day with a warm smile and a promise that we will learn together. And it is with well-defined curricula and a commitment to best practices that I can assure you that we will all learn. And that is what we will continue to do together at Hollywood Hills High School.
A key component of any school’s climate is the relationship the teachers and staff have with parents and students. I hope this website will give you valuable information that will assist you and your child. Please stop by my office at any time to introduce yourself or set up an appointment so that we can get to know each other. I am looking forward to getting to know all of you and your children. Together we will make a difference in the lives of children.
I look forward to a year filled with passion, curiosity and kindness...and I thank you for yours.
Lourdes M. Gonzalez, Principal