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The Hart School District Welcomes New Superintendent Mike Kuhlman

Mr. Kuhlman takes over for Vicki Engbrecht who retires after serving the Hart School District for 44 years.

As Assistant/Deputy Superintendent for the Hart District, Mr. Kuhlman oversaw the Educational Services Department during a period of sustained increases in student achievement.  Under his leadership, the Educational Services team launched multiple innovative programs that place the Hart District on the cutting edge of educational design and student support.  Hart District students continue to outperform their county peers on English and Math assessments and are among the highest performing in the state of California. Mr. Kuhlman is passionate about the social and emotional wellness of the students, staff, and families of the Hart District.  Under his guidance, the Hart District has hired a wellness coordinator, along with site wellness liaisons on each campus, and has opened wellness centers at multiple district schools.

Mr. Kuhlman previously served with distinction as principal of both Canyon High School (2012-2014) and Placerita Junior High School (2006-2012), following a brief stint as the interim principal during the opening of Rancho Pico Junior High School (2004).  He was an assistant principal at Canyon High School (2001-2006) and taught social studies at Saugus High School (1997-2001), including as a mentor teacher and Advanced Placement United States History teacher. Mr. Kuhlman earned his bachelor of arts in history, magna cum laude, from UCLA in 1994, his teaching credential from UC Irvine in 1995, and his administrative credential from University of La Verne in 2001.


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