A Message From the Principal, Michelle White

  • I have been a part of the Palmdale family for a long time now. 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 School for Kindergarten and 1st grade.  For 2nd through 5th grade, I was at Manzanita Elementary School. I then attended Sage Middle School for 6th through 8th grades.  I have so many great memories of my teachers and experiences in the Palmdale School District.

    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 decided to return to school and earn a Master's in Educational Leadership. I have served as an Assistant Principal in the Palmdale School District from 2014 to 2017 at Tamarisk Elementary School and at Shadow HIlls Middle School. I am currently the Principal at Joshua Hills Elementary School. I look forward to a long career with the Palmdale School District helping to improve the educational experience for all students.