Shadow Hills Middle School

Academy of Engineering and Design

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  • Michelle White

    Shadow Hills Middle School

    Assistant Principal


    I have been a part of the Palmdale family for a long time. My family came to the United States in 1973, from Vietnam, and we moved to the city of Palmdale in 1974. I attended Yucca Elementary for Kindergarten and 1st grade. For 2nd grade through 5th grade, I was at Manzanita Elementary. I then attended Sage Middle School for 6th-8th grades. I have so many great memories of my teachers and experiences in elementary school.

    After graduating from California State University of Bakersfield in 1993, I started substitute teaching in the Palmdale and Lancaster School Districts. When I completed my teaching credential program, I was offered a teaching position in Lancaster where I spent the next 19 years doing what I love. In order to make an impact on children in a broader more comprehensive way, I decide to go back to school and get my Masters in Educational Leadership. I became an Assistant Principal in the Palmdale School District in the Fall of 2014 where I served at Tamarisk Elementary for one year. I am currently an Assistant Principal for a second year at Shadow Hills Middle School. I look forward to a long career with the Palmdale School District helping to improve the educational experience for all students.