My name is Michelle Baptista and I am excited to be the new Principal of Hansen Elementary School. The 2023-2024 school year will be my 22nd year in education. I am still just as passionate about helping students reach their highest potential as I was the first day I became a teacher. I was a teacher for most of my years in education, and have been an Assistant Principal in Tracy most recently. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Education Studies, a Master's Degree in Education, and an Administrative Credential. When I am not at work, my husband and I enjoy traveling and spending time with our four children and love watching them participate in their sports and activities. I am honored to be part of the Hansen family and look forward to working with the dedicated staff, parents, and students, to provide the best possible educational opportunities for all students. Go Tigers!