Principal's Message

Welcome to Santiago Hills Elementary School!  We are so happy to have you as part of our Santiago Hills family.  Our school community works together to support all our students in their academic, social, and emotional growth. To students and parents who are new to Santiago Hills, we extend a warm welcome to you. We hope that you will quickly feel at home and become involved in the activities of our school through the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and your child’s classroom. To families who have been with Santiago Hills, welcome back to another exciting school year!

Here at Santiago Hills we have exceptional teachers and staff members who are energetic, enthusiastic, and dedicated to the success of all students. We are proud of our elementary school and the wonderful things that are happening here.

We encourage parents and community members to be involved in activities and programs at the school. We have an active PTA organization that supports our school, encourages parent involvement, supports teachers, and organizes family events. Please contact your child’s teacher or the school office for information on how you can become involved.

The elementary school years are critical times of development for students and families alike, and I look forward to working with all of you to make each year at Santiago Hills successful for our children. I look forward to building relationships with each and every member of our school family. Let’s work together to continue our tradition of being a great school!


Dr. Michele Ogden

Proud Principal, Santiago Hills

Dr. Michele Ogden


Storytime with Dr. O!

Join me for storytime!  Books take us on adventures that spark curiosity, help us to navigate social situations and learn about ourselves, and build empathy toward others.  Through characters in stories, we can be entertained and have a basis for deeper discussion at home and at school.  I will be adding new titles throughout the year, so be sure to check back!

With love,

Dr. O


Love Z book cover 

  Love Z by Jessie Sima, Read by Dr. O 


Be Kind book cover  

  Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller, Read by Dr. O


If You Take a Mouse to the Movies book cover 

 If You Take a Mouse to the Movies by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond, Read by Dr. O


There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell book cover 

  There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell by Lucille Colandro, Read by Dr. O


Bark George book cover  

  Bark George by Jules Feiffer, Read by Dr. O


I Love You More book cover


  I Wish You More by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld, Read by Dr. O


The Night Before Kindergarten book cover


 The Night Before Kindergarten by Natasha Wing, Read by Dr. O