My name is Emily Mullins and I am the new principal of Hooker Oak Elementary School. I am so excited to be joining the Mighty Oak Family! I was a Hooker Oak Acorn back in the 80s, attending Kindergarten-6th grade. I also attended Chico Junior and Chico Senior High School. I received my BA and Multiple Subject credential from CSU Chico and then later went back to complete the requirements for my Masters in Educational Leadership and an administrative credential. I was a classroom teacher for ten years, teaching in grades kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 5th before becoming the Principal/Superintendent of a K-8 charter school. I was also the Special Projects & Curriculum Coordinator for Gridley Unified School District and most recently the Principal of Fairview Elementary School in Orland.
I am married to my husband Gabe, who is a third-grade teacher in Durham. We have three beautiful daughters, Lucca (15), Siena (10), and Harper (3). I enjoy running, reading, traveling (especially to Hawaii), cooking, working in the yard, and spending quality time with my family and friends.
My goal as a principal is to build and maintain a positive culture where students, staff, and families are beating down the doors to get INTO school...not out. I value parent involvement, positve relationships, and authentic learning experiences, which are all important components of thei culture at Hooker Oak. I love being a Principal in Action- experiencing the excitement of learning in every classroom, doing classroom read alouds, being invited to observe an awesome lesson or even be a guest teacher, playing with kids at recess, and celebrating students’ success!