Greetings Husky Families,
My name is Katrina Garcia and it is with great enthusiasm that I introduce myself as the newly
appointed principal of Hollencrest Middle School.
I am honored to have been selected for this role within the West Covina Unified School District,
which is known far and wide for its dedication to excellence, but more importantly, for its
commitment to the success of each and every child. I am excited for the opportunity to work
with all members of the community to build upon the successes and achievements of what is
already an amazing academic institution.
This year, we are very excited to be welcoming eight new teachers to Hollencrest. Hollencrest’s
stellar reputation has enabled us to recruit top teachers to be part of our Husky staff. We will
also continue to focus on implementing standards-based instruction as well as common grading
practices in order to increase student learning. In addition, we will be implementing AVID
(Advancement Via Individual Determination) strategies school-wide in order to provide
consistent expectations for our students.
In addition to providing an engaging and rigorous curriculum in the classroom, we will continue
focusing on promoting a safe and positive culture on campus. School safety is a top priority, and
the entire Hollencrest staff has been trained on how to handle safety situations if they occur on
campus. The positive behavior support program, “Capturing Kids Hearts” will also continue to
be utilized to support on-task behavior and positive student interactions.
In closing, I look forward to meeting and speaking with each of you this school year. If you have
any questions or concerns, please stop by or reach out to me at the number below and I will be
happy to assist you.
Thank you again for choosing Hollencrest Middle School.
Dr. Katrina Garcia