Although what kind of changes remains to be unseen, his answers enlightened on their potential. With topics ranging from his history, personality, values, and philosophies, Mr. Peterson’s answers give a good outlook on who he is and what he believes in.
When asked whether he was nervous about working in a new environment, he quickly denied any nervous feelings, saying the staff welcomed him warmly. He claims that “as a new administrator, coming in, [the staff has] been very welcoming towards us [Mr. Peterson and our other new administrators].” He describes the CMHS staff as “very close knit and very professional. They care so much about the school.” Mr. Peterson expressed a lot of enthusiasm about working in the NMUSD school district as his own children attended schools within the district. In his words, “98% of the kids in the country would love to be in this school district."
The answer arrived in the form of Mr. Guy Olguin, the new middle school principal. There has been some confusion upon the arrival of Mr. Olguin as high school students associate the surname with AP Government and AP United States History teacher Tracy Olguin.
To clear up confusion, Mr. Olguin is Mrs. Olguin's husband so this is no startling coincidence. Mr. Olguin previously worked as the middle school principal at CDM, but CMMS is excited to welcome him and see what he envisions for its future.
Mr. Haley vividly looks back on his high school years and smiles. He previously lived in Washington, where he attended high school. He shared that he was in many clubs and sports throughout his four years. In fact he was the quarterback of his football team. He believes that to make high school memorable, you have to fill it with things that you enjoy. After he graduated, Mr. Haley landed a job as a math teacher and football coach. He taught not from home in Saddleback Unified School District at Laguna Hills School and El Toro High School. Before landing a job at Mesa, Mr. Haley had moved back to Washington and was teaching at Bainbridge High. Upon learning about an opening at Costa Mesa High, Mr. Haley jumped at the idea and was officially hired in May of 2014.