We're giving a big round of applause to our District's 'Principal of the Year' – Principal Wade N. Hamilton of
North Ridge ES
Mr. Hamilton has worked as a teacher and administrator for the last 31 years in the Moreno Valley Unified School District. He is currently the Principal of North Ridge Elementary School, which was named as a California Distinguished School for 2020, one of only 9 schools with this distinction in Riverside County.
At the root of Mr. Hamilton’s core values are respect, integrity, empathy, and kindness. He makes it his daily mission to ensure that our community, families, staff, and most importantly our students are treated with courtesy and respect. Working in a community vastly composed of minorities and other marginalized groups, ensuring equity is a top priority for Mr. Hamilton. He has also worked with the US Department of Education on a research study of systematic use of PBIS in elementary schools 2015-2017. The combination of his skills, experience and commitment make him highly qualified for this recognition.