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Mrs. Bliss
Sixth Grade

* This is Mrs. Bliss’ 22nd year of teaching at HPE!

* Mrs. Bliss is our Head Teacher which means she fills in for Ms. Luke in the office when she is off-campus for meetings. She appreciates the opportunity to work with students and their families. Mrs. Bliss is also our Technology Lead (creating our school’s website), ASB Coordinator, School Site Council Secretary, and plans our annual intermediate science camp field trip.

* Personality Traits: funny, patient, creative, and sarcastic


Ms. Tacherra
Fifth Grade

* This is Ms. Tacherra’s 2nd year of teaching and her 3rd year at Hollywood Park!

* She has experience in Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade.

* Ms. Tacherra is very passionate about working with students and meeting their individual needs.

* Personality Traits: energetic, adventurous, creative, and kind

* Favorite Quote: “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”  –J.K. Rowling


Ms. Johnson
Third Grade

* Ms. Johnson has been teaching for 26 years … 6 years as a preschool teacher and 20 years in elementary education. This is Ms. Johnson’s 17th year at HPE. She has experience in preschool and grades 1st – 4th

* Ms. Johnson enjoys working and watching her students grow as they learn new concepts.  She likes to ensure that her students are prepared with the necessary skills for the next grade level.   Her goal is to inspire her students to want to learn more.


Mrs. Bridges
First Grade

* Mrs. Bridges has been a teacher for 19 years; this is her 5th year at HPE.

* She has experience in grades Kindergarten and First.

* Mrs. Bridges enjoys being on the School Site Council because she likes to work with parents and staff to help make the school the best it can be!

* Personality Traits: caring, friendly, perseveres, and good at organizing/planning

* Favorite Quote: “Mistakes are proof that you are trying.” –Unknown

* Favorite Children’s Book: Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White


Mrs. Bravo (aka Ms. Leon)
First Grade

* This is Ms. Leon’s 5th year at HPE.

* She has experience in grades 1st, 2nd, and 5th.

* Ms. Leon is enthusiastic & passionate about teaching and working with a new group of students each year. She always likes to be one step ahead of the game and learn from the lovely people that surround her at HPE.

* Personality Traits: generous, kind, friendly, and compassionate.

* Favorite Quote: ”We are all kings, all poets, all musicians, we have only to open up, only to discover what is already there”. –Henry Miller


Ms. Aronhalt

* This is Ms. Aronhalt’s 23rd year of teaching at HPE. 

* She has experience in grades Kindergarten and First.

* Ms. Aronhalt enjoys mentoring teacher candidates from Sac State and working with her teaching partner, Ms. Crawford, on creating and maintaining a strong and balanced Kindergarten program.

* Personality Traits: positive; creative; understanding, kind, and funny

* Favorite Quote: “You can’t use up all your creativity.  The more you use the more you have.” –Maya Angelou


Mrs. Crawford

* This is Ms. Crawford’s 18th year of teaching and her 7th year at HPE.

* Experienced in grades Kindergarten, First, and Second.

* She enjoys coordinating our “Read to Succeed” program because it is enjoyable to help students earn a fun reward for their hard work.

Personality Traits: reliable, curious, energetic, and adventurous

Favorite Quote: “Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”—A. A. Milne


Our garden is growing…

Look at the yummy veggies grown in our very own HPE Super Star Garden!!

Thank you to our volunteers who helped us get our garden ready to bloom!

An extra big thank you to Efren Flores, Danielle Steele, and Mr. Sergio!!

Our school plans to expand our garden this year and needs volunteers & donations to “grow” our garden:)

Please check the HPE Facebook page and your student’s Friday Folder for more information about how you can help.


Runnin’ for Rhett


Mrs. Kennedy
SDC Fourth/Fifth/Sixth Grade

* Mrs. Kennedy was a local professional artist for twenty-five years while serving as a substitute teacher and teaching artist (art-on-a-cart style) for the district before becoming a special education teacher. She has taught for five years in this capacity. This is her 4th year here at HPE.

* She has experience in grades Kindergarten through Eighth.