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New Hillview Middle School principal named

Original post made on Apr 20, 2012

The principal of a San Jose middle school who was recently named California Middle Grades Principal of the Year 2012 will be Hillview Middle School's new principal, pending school board approval, the Menlo Park City School District announced late this afternoon.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, April 20, 2012, 5:09 PM

Comments (8)

Posted by UMS, a resident of another community
on Apr 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Hillview is so lucky to have Mr B as their new principal!

Posted by Proud Mom, a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Apr 20, 2012 at 9:10 pm

It's Dr. Ghysels, not Mr. Ghysels!

Posted by watching, a resident of Menlo Park: Felton Gables
on Apr 20, 2012 at 10:51 pm

Having a PhD does not make someone a doctor, any more than having a JD make someone a doctor. But if there were a degree in sleaze, I'd say the superintendent has earned it.

Posted by Kyle hayes, a resident of another community
on Apr 20, 2012 at 11:14 pm

Although Mr. B. was never a principal to me he was a great mentor and I person I look up to with a lot of respect. Hillside is lucky to get a chance to know him.

Posted by Hmmm, a resident of another community
on Apr 21, 2012 at 1:18 am

Actually, watching, having a Ph.D. does make one a doctor, as does a J.D. The sleaze part isn't something I know about re him, but it sounds like you do!

Posted by Coffee Mom, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Apr 21, 2012 at 9:04 am

I think Dr. Ghysels is just so attractive and charming! What a great asset and addition to the district!

Posted by Alan, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Apr 23, 2012 at 6:18 am

How much is this going to cost? Can the district afford to go around and steal the so-called best from other districts? This seems more like leadership by checkbook than anything else.

Posted by Jack, a resident of another community
on Apr 28, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Actually - having an EdD (doctor of education), PhD (doctor of philosophy), DVM (doctor of veterinary medcine), DMA (doctor of musical arts), MD (doctor of medicine), DO (doctor of osteopathic medicine), DPT (doctor of physical therapy), and so on are all usually referred to as doctor. JD is the only exception I know of - First Name Last Name, Esquire is a term that has been used but is not very commonplace.

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