• Darlene Hale, Elementary Director


     Darlene Hale, Director of Curriculum and Instruction

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    Darlene Hale comes to University Preparation Charter School at CSUCI with more than 35 years of experience in public education.  She has teaching and administrative experience in elementary, middle and high school levels.  She has also taught graduate courses at the university level.

    Before coming to UPCS, Ms. Hale was Principal at John Baldwin Elementary School in the San Ramon Valley School District in the East San Francisco Bay.  She also served as Principal of Oak Hills Elementary and Medea Creek M.S. in Oak Park Unified as well as Wildwood Elementary in Conejo Unified.  Her teaching experience includes 14 years in the Anaheim Union High School District when she also taught part-time as a professor at California State University, Long Beach.

    Ms. Hale has a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts Degree in Music Education from California State University, Fullerton.  She obtained her administrative credential from United States International University and California State University, Northridge.  Most recently, she has been studying best practices for the teaching of reading and writing at Columbia University Teacher’s College.

    Ms. Hale now resides in Camarillo.  She is active as an instrumental music judge for the Northern California School Band and Orchestra Association and is looking forward to again becoming active as an adjudicator for the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association.  Ms. Hale plays almost all musical instruments, but especially loves to play her flute and harp.  For fun and exercise, she enjoys reading and ballroom dancing.