Dear Matsumoto Community,
As I mentioned to you recently, I shared the bittersweet news that I will be moving to a new District next year. I have enjoyed, absolutely, everything about Tom Matsumoto School. Please know that I thank you profoundly for your welcome and for working together – and thank you for your continued support of our school.
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce the new principal for Matsumoto! I would like to extend a warm welcome to Dr. Hong Nguyen from Laurelwood Elementary School in Evergreen. Here are Dr. Nguyen's words:"I have heard many great things about the Matsumoto school and staff. I am honored to be working with you as your school principal in the upcoming school year!In the last thirteen years working for the Evergreen School District, I have been privileged to meet many wonderful teachers and I have gained many fond memories. I began my career as a classroom teacher at Silver Oak Elementary and Katherine Smith Elementary, before transitioning into the role of instructional coach at Cedar Grove Elementary. My administrative career began at LeyVa Middle School as an assistant principal/instructional coach. Right now, I am currently finishing my third year as principal of Laurelwood Elementary School. The multitude of teaching and learning experiences at each site has helped me grow tremendously as a professional."
Dr. Hong is eager to join us – and we welcome her! I am sure you will find in Dr. Nguyen an excellent, caring and warm administrator. Welcome Dr. Nguyen!!