Mrs. Amy Gaudette - Principal
Born and raised Mrs. Gaudette began her teaching career in Lompoc teaching first and second grade then transitioned to teaching sixth grade math at Culver City Middle School. It was also in Culver City where she began her 14 years as an administrator. She was the assistant principal of all five elementary schools in Culver City then was proud to serve Linwood E. Howe Elementary as Principal.
When Mrs. Gaudette moved to the Santa Clarita Valley, she began her tenure as an adminstrator for Newhall School District. First, she worked as Coordinator of Instructional and Pupil Services then, after having her son, she served as Peachland Assistant Principal. Mrs. Gaudette acted as Interim Principal at Valencia Valley just before transitioning to Induction Coordinator for the SCV consortium. Mrs. Gaudette lives in Valencia with her husband and son who is in second grade. She is very excited to be at Valencia Valley working with such an amazing community!
Mrs. Sarah Johnson - Assistant Principal
Mrs. Johnson has worked for Newhall School District since 2005. She is very excited to serve the Oak Hills and Valencia Valley communities. Mrs. Johnson has served as an administrator since 2006 where she most recently served as the Coordinator for Special Programs, Testing and Evaluation at the District Office.
Mrs. Johnson believes that building strong relationships and strong community is vital to our success. She believes in a growth mindset where we understand the importance of mistakes to grow our collective capacity. Mrs. Johnson also believes that humor can ground all of us in our important work.
While not at school, Mrs. Johnson is passionate about cooking in order to bring people to a shared table. She also loves reading, nature, and off-roading with her husband and friends!