Crawford, Henry and Scripps Ranch Clusters

Area 4 Schools
Middle Schools
Lewis Mann

Elementary Schools
DingemanE.B. Scripps
Foster Gage 
Hearst  Ibarra
Marvin Miramar Ranch
Oak ParkRolando Park
Atypical Schools
John Muir K-8Longfellow K-8
Language Academy K-8 

Monika Hazel has worked in education for the past 23 years. She was raised just outside of Boston, Massachusetts, and earned her BA and Teaching Credential from American University in Washington, D.C. where she served for a year as a White House Intern in the Correspondence Department. Her teaching career began in Washington, D.C and continued in San Diego Unified as an elementary classroom teacher, mentor teacher, peer coach, assistant principal, principal, university faculty lecturer, and educational consultant. She earned her MA from San Diego State in Educational Administration and her Tier II Administrative Credential from the University of San Diego's Educational Leadership and Development Program.

 Monika was hired by San Marcos Unified in the Fall of 2007 as the principal of Richland Elementary School. During her tenure at Richland the school dramatically increased student achievement and earned the California Distinguished School Award in 2008, the Title One Academic Achievement Award in 2010, and the California Businesses for Excellence in 2009 and 2010.

 In 2011 Ms. Hazel served as a District Office Administrator within the Instructional Services Department coordinating the NISL Executive Development Administrator Training Program, Parent and Community Involvement, and the California Teacher Induction Program (CTI).

As a lifelong educator she believes in the potential of every child and is deeply committed to ensuring their academic and social success by cultivating compassionate leadership.



4100 Normal St., Room 2018
San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: (619) 725-5602
Fax: (619) 725-7236
Monika Hazel
Area 4 Superintendent  

Angie Arellano
Confidential Administrative Assistant