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Hello Hage Families!

I am Mr. T., principal of Hage Elementary, Home of the Panthers. I am very fortunate to be one of the leaders of this amazing school with great students, great staff and a great community of families. Here at Hage, we follow “The Hage Way” which means we are doing our best to guide our Hage Learners in becoming good humans for our society. Our students also follow “Hage Learners C.A.R.E. which stands for Collaborate/Cooperate in groups, Ask questions, Read every day and Enjoy learning. This is our mantra that is repeated every Friday Opening. We pride ourselves on good quality customer service and we hope you feel this every time you walk onto our campus. As the principal, I feel it is important to know about who I am so that you are comfortable in talking to me about your child or if you have any questions.

I am a native of San Diego. I am a third generation Japanese American or Sansei. My father was born in Coronado and my mother was born in Point Loma. I have two older brothers and two older sisters. We all attended Kearny High School where I enjoyed playing 3 years of baseball. I love all sports and as some of you already know my favorite teams are the Chargers and the Padres. I am a fan for life regardless of how their record stands. I know in their heart they are doing the best they can. I have a two fantastic kids Nolan and Kaylie, and a wonderful wife Julie that teaches in the Poway District.

I love this school and all the people connected to it. I want the best for all of our students and believe that there is a positive pathway for every person. I like to instill this belief in all students so that they know nothing should stop them from achieving in life as long as they put forth their best effort and believe in themselves.

My goal is to be a leader of action that consistently reflects on my leadership and is always open to ideas or actions that will make me a better person at Hage and in my personal life. I am all about building relationships so that I can connect with others. If you every need to talk to me about Hage or if you have questions to ask, please stop by my office. If I cannot talk at that time, I will schedule a time to talk with you. We want all students and parents at Hage to feel connected to their school.

Principal: Eric Takeshita
Email: etakeshita@sandi.net
(858) 566-0273 Office