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Building Community

Monique Walton

Dr. Walton portrait

Monique Walton



Ms Gibson YIS

Youth Intervention Specialist

Ext. 62109

Hello everyone! My name is Danee Black and I am so excited to join your team as the Youth Intervention Specialist (YIS). I am originally from Sacramento (Rancho Cordova) but I fell in loveThe Bay Area over 15 years ago and never looked back. I earned a B.A in Liberal Studies and Black Studies from San Francisco State University and a Master’s in Special Education from Alliant University. I was a teacher for ten years at Seneca Family of agencies in a non-public school (High school English and Middle School). For the last 3 years, I have been supporting schools in Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) with instructional and behavioral coaching, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) and Climate and culture development. Also, I am an artist, poet and self care advocate. Last year, I published a therapeutic coloring book called “What’s In Your Heart?” to support teens and adults with wellness and self expression. I come from a big track & field family. I bring love, joy and dedication everywhere I go. I am most passionate about mindfulness and teaching students how to connect with themselves and others in healthy and positive ways. I have created sensory regulation rooms and calming spaces to promote peace, connection and well-being. I believe that deep down we all just want to be seen, heard and to belong. Last but not least,I love tacos, rom-coms and anything Beyonce!

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.



Terrance Christianson



Assistant Principal

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!

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!