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Principal's Message

I am honored to serve as the principal of Diamond Valley Middle School. This is my 12th year
serving in education as a teacher and then as an administrator with an additional 5 years
serving schools as a coach.

I was born in Riverside County and grew up in the Hemet and San Jacinto valley my entire
childhood. My parents both attended schools in Hemet, as did various other family members,
with graduates from both Hemet High and West Valley while my sister and I both graduated
from San Jacinto High School. My father served the San Jacinto and Hemet Valley the majority
of his career up until retirement.

I am married and have two boys with my beautiful wife who also graduated from San Jacinto
and is a middle school teacher. Our oldest son will be starting high school this year while our
youngest son will be celebrating his first birthday in September.

In Serving as a coach, teacher, Assistant Principal, and various other roles in education, my
passion has always been to support kids and to see them succeed. I am now beyond proud to
serve as Principal alongside the professional, supportive, and passionate staff of Diamond
Valley Middle School where we will collectively implement the Mission and Vision of our school
and District providing your scholars with a safe, welcoming, engaging and inclusive learning

I encourage you to be actively involved in your child's education. I have an open door policy and
am eager to hear your thoughts. Please feel free to email me, call me, or make a personal
appointment. As a long time educator and a parent of a student in public education, I know this
past year has presented many challenges. However, I am optimistic and hopeful that the
2021-2022 school year will provide our scholars with their best educational experience yet and
that together as a community we can achieve great things for our students!
Andrew Holmes