Mr. Rudy Salas is a proud employee of the Hawthorne School District for the past twelve years. Mr. Salas was appointed Principal of Hawthorne Middle School for the 2012-2013 school year. Mr. Salas served two years as the Assistant Principal for Prairie Vista Middle School and ten years as a classroom teacher at Kornblum Elementary.
Mr. Salas is a proud success story of our own community: he graduated from Leuzinger High School and went on to earn his Bachelor of Arts from California State University-San Jose. He attained his Teaching Credential and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from California State University-Dominguez Hills.
Mr. Salas lives in Hawthorne, California with his wife and three children ages 8, 4 and 6 months. Mr. Salas enjoys spending time with his family, coaching baseball, playing golf and reading books.
Mr. Salas is committed to working with parents, students, staff and community partners to improve programs and student achievement. Mr. Salas would like to welcome Assistant Principal- Marisa Stewart, Sixth Grade Teacher-Mr. Puterbaugh, Language Arts Teachers- Mrs. Willey, Mrs. Prado and Miss. Min to Hawthorne Middle School.