Principal Mario Hurtado
Mario Hurtado was recently chosen as the new Principal at Valley High School. As a proud Dublin High School graduate Mario attended Diablo Valley College then went on to UCLA where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Chicano/a Studies. Afterwards, he pursued and earned his Masters Degree from UCLA's School of Education and Information Studies.
Mario began his teaching career at Duncan Russell Continuation High School, today known as Stein High School in Tracy. He also taught at Roosevelt High School in Boyle Heights (East LA) only to continue at Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet school a few blocks away. In 2010, he moved to Guangzhou China to teach English. Mario's educational journey brought him back to the Bay Area where he achieved great success in the Pleasanton Unified School District. He was a successful teacher at Village High School in Pleasanton earning recognition for his efforts working closely with students, teachers and administrators within the district. He was honored in 2017 as PUSD's Teacher of the Year and was a Vice Principal at Amador Valley High School prior to coming to Valley.
Mario's enthusiasm and experience will only add to the success of Valley and its students. His goals are to meet and forge positive relationships with the entire Valley community, students and parents alike to transform and improve the learning experience for students while guiding them towards lifelong successes.