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Success Coach

Attendance Intervention/Data

Ext. 62319




Monarch News, Weekly Newsletter
9/2/19 9:32 PM

Building Community

Dear Teachers, Students, and Community Members,

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the 2019-20  school year. I am very excited to serve all of you in my seventh year as your principal.  Last school year was a most successful one at every level; academically, athletically and as a school community.  As great as the last school year was for Mt. Eden, the 2019-20 school year has the potential to be even better. In order to make this happen, our great high school will need leadership and support.


Here are some results we accomplished last year:

• 2018-19:  Graduation Rate: 93%

• 2018-19:  93% of our seniors will be attending college

• 2018-19:  Reclassification of English Language Learners: 42%

• Behavior/School Climate: Suspensions have decreased by 60%

• Over 1.2 million in scholarships awarded to graduating seniors

• Broke ground on our new Science Technology Engineering Arts & Math (STEAM) Building

• Breaking ground on new Performing Arts Building (PAC)

This year we will continue to strive to create even more authentic and innovative learning opportunities for students. Our highly skilled and effective faculty embraces working together to ensure content alignment, as well as sharing best practices to enhance their pedagogy. We know that by working together, we will create opportunities for students to achieve beyond their own perceived ability levels. This is my goal for each and every student at Mt. Eden High School. While we refine the ways we collaborate, make decisions, and solve problems together will be putting a strong focus on continuing to build community with each other, our students, and their parents.  We will be establishing some new identities of who we are and what we do, as we move toward growing as a high school. 


Parents – as your daughter or son finalizes their course selections for the 2019-20 school year, I want to encourage you to discuss the choices they have made with them.  While we want our students to challenge themselves academically, we also want them to live a balanced life. Please make sure your daughter or son understands the rigor and the time required of the courses they select, especially if they have other commitments beyond school (e.g. athletics, visual and performing arts, club activities, jobs, family life, etc.).


The first day of school is Monday, August 26th, and as always, the start of a school year is filled with excitement and anticipation for our staff and students; new teachers, new friends and for some a new experience at the high school. Our goal is to ensure that all students begin the school year equipped for success.


This year’s theme is entitled “Building Community” with the focus of involving all stakeholders, faculty, staff and students.  


I sincerely hope you will take the time to visit our web page and learn about the opportunities available to all students who are members of our Mt. Eden family. I am confident that this will be an outstanding school year and look forward to working with staff and community to continue the Mt. Eden tradition of academic excellence.



Greg Fobbs, Principal

Greg Fobbs


Greg Fobbs
Greg Fobbs




Terrance Christianson



Youth Intervention Specialist

Ext. 62106

Terrance Christianson began his career in education 15 years ago, while in college (Go Oregon ducks!), designing/obtaining funds for programs serving adjudicated youth, underprivileged students, and underserved populations. Terrance utilized his skill set once moving to Oakland, while building his networks in order to assure that each one of his students was served just as equally as the most privileged. Working at Hillside Academy(counseling enriched site) in Oakland was an eye opener and career builder, in order to set the strong foundations of Multi Tiered Systems of support for students. Terrance is trained heavily in Restorative Practices, Response to Intervention, and Youth empowerment. From working in Oakland at Hillside Academy to transitioning to Roots Middle School, and then to Phillips Academy (Non Public School), and the last 4 years at Berkeley High School, Terrance’s mission remains the same which is to empower ALL students to determine their futures. Terrance is driven by a desire to show that all students are capable of achieving, and has worked intentionally to align student supports with instructional priorities, leverage community assets and human resources in support of student success.


Terrance received his Undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon, as well as a Masters of Arts in School counseling with PPSC credential from Brandman, and a Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership/Administration with Preliminary credential from Brandman University.

Go Monarchs!

Dr. Candace Cofield


Dr Candance Cofield
Assistant Principal

Ext. 62141

Candace Cofield is an assistant principal of Mt. Eden High School. She has been a leader in instruction and curriculum both at the site and in working with the HUSD Instructional Leadership Team. She has developed original curriculum through her CARE Program as well through a new course offering at Mt. Eden entitled Sankofa. And she has led professional development sessions for educators in Hayward & Oakland, California as well as in Amherst and Buffalo, New York.  

She has been working in education for over 15 years in many capacities as a teacher, Youth Intervention Specialist, Project Manager, Graduate Student Advisor and now high school administrator. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science as well as a Master’s in Education from UCLA. And she earned a PhD in Education Administration from the University at Buffalo.




William Wright




Assistant Principal

Ext. 62104

Born and raised in the Ashland District of San Leandro, I attended all SLZUSD schools. I received my A.A. from Chabot College and later graduated from Cal. State Hayward with a B.A. in Sociology 2004. I later received my Teaching Credential, Masters Degree, and Admin. Credential from CSUEB. I came into education from corporate management at PEPSICO and realized my true calling was for the youth. Throughout my career I have worked with many at risk youth by way of Coaching/Mentoring, Group Home Counseling at Lincoln Child Center, and at Alameda County’s Juvenile Hall. I have worked in various capacities within HUSD for 7 years. I have taught Elementary, GED, and ESL students for all of that time. I have also served on SSC, SBDM, ILT, and FRA/HEA committees throughout my time in education and look forward to serving the community at Mt. Eden.



George Mitsopoulos


George Mitsopoulos
Assistant Principal

Ext. 62105

This year, Mr. Mitsopoulos (Mits) is in his 15th year as an educator. Mits is honored to be one of the Assistant Principals of Mount Eden High School and Hayward Unified School District. He has served in the Hayward Unified School District for over 10 years (most of them at Mt. Eden High School) with experience High School. In addition to teaching, Mits has been a Teacher, Head Football Coach and Leader in the Hayward Unified School District.

Mr. Mitsopoulos has attended San Diego State University and California State University Stanislaus where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology and a Teaching Credential. 

When Mr. MItsopoulos is not at school, he enjoys spending time with his kids. His oldest daughter is in the second grade and his son is in Kindergarten.

Mr. Mitsopoulos is extremely grateful to be one of the Assistant Principals of Mount Eden High School!