Degrees and Certifications:
Ed.D., Educational Leadership M.Ed., Cross-Cultural Teaching M.A., Spanish B.A., Spanish
Dr. Will Cushman
Welcome to Joe Hamilton Elementary!
I'm so excited to be Principal of Joe Hamilton Elementary! Mrs. Harnden has been amazing in helping me transition into the lead role as she happily embarks on her retirement. Staff, students, and families have made me feel at home at Joe Hamilton, and I'm looking forward to a great year ahead!
This is my 16th year in education. Most recently, I was Principal of Fairfield High School in the bay area for five years. I truly loved the staff and students of Fairfield High, but I did not love the triple-digit heat at my home in the Sacramento area! My wife and I have two awesome boys, Chase and Ryan, who attend Del Norte schools. We also have a dog named Kaos and a cat named Jack. Del Norte county offers a fantastic climate, great opportunities for outdoor recreation, and the close connections of a small town. It's a wonderful place to be!
I try to be out on campus and in classrooms as much as possible, but you can always set up a time to meet with me by calling Chelsea in the front office. I'm looking foward to meeting you and working with you to support every student in growing and learning.
Go Sea Otters!