About Mr. Michael De La Torre...
Room: Adminstration Office
I am honored to be serving as the Principal of Hamilton High School. I am a native of the east valley area having been raised in the Mesa and Gilbert area. I began my career in education in Chandler in 1999. Having spent a few years outside of CUSD, I am excited to be rejoining the district. My wife Jennifer is a CUSD teacher, and our three kids are CUSD students. I am excited to be joining the Hamilton community. HHS is a special place with outstanding students, supportive parents, and excellent teachers. Hamilton High School has long been the standard for comprehensive high schools in Arizona and I am excited to become a part of that tradition.
As we make a few changes in leadership at HHS, we have an amazing opportunity to continue the expansion of the remarkable academic and arts programs offered for students. Beyond the rigorous yet inspiring courses, students can expect to have a fulfilling high school experience with many clubs and activities to ignite their passions. Athletically, we expect to see our student-athletes reaffirm the Hamilton tradition of competing to the fullest with honor and class. In the end, we want to win in academics, the arts, athletics, and activities.
The mission of Hamilton High School is to prepare students to be successful in their academic, personal, and professional lives. Student performance, during and after high school, proves that Hamilton High School is the place to be for a quality comprehensive high school education. In addition to our ambitious students, our parent and community support allows HHS to be the best the state has to offer and compete with schools at the national level.
My Education and Professional Background
- BA Secondary Education, Western New Mexico University
- M. Ed. Education Leadership, Northern Arizona University
- Principal Campo Verde High School
- Assistant Principal Poston Butte High School
- Teacher at Poston Butte High School, Florence High School, Chandler High School
My Educational Philosophy
Education provides pathways to opportunities. While the learning process isn't always neat and easy, it is incredibly rewarding.