Vice Principal's Message

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Dear Carlton Hills Families,

            It is with great enthusiasm that I take this opportunity to introduce myself as the new Vice Principal of Carlton Hills School. Though I am new to the Carlton Hills family, I am not new to Santee! I come to Carlton Hills with 13 years of previous experience in education and for 3 of those years I was located right here in Santee as the Vice Principal of Carlton Oaks School. I am so eager to meet each of you and share my passion for learning with you and your students.

I am a native of Buffalo, New York, but after visiting California, I just could not get enough. I made the decision to move to San Diego almost 7 years ago and I have not looked back since! I continue to be so honored to serve the students and families of Santee, specifically the Carlton Hills community. I know that we will have a fantastic year together.

I think of myself as a life-long learner not just through my career and formal education but even in my everyday life, I just love to learn! In my free time, you can likely find me enjoying a good book or taking a class to learn a new and exciting skill. It is important to me to spark that same love of learning in the students I serve. My goal is to provide all students with the skills necessary to think critically and problem solve so that they can create their own success as they grow in the future.

In closing, I am excited to join the team at Carlton Hills working alongside Mrs. Simpson and the fabulous Carlton Hills staff. I know that learning is best achieved when all members of our school community are working together for our students. With that said, my office door is always open and I am happy to meet with you regarding any needs you or your students may have. I look forward to meeting each of you in person very soon!




Melynda Pezone

Vice Principal

Carlton Hills School