The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District is very pleased to announce the Board of Trustees unanimously approved the appointment of Mistee Hightower-Guzman as a new vice principal to the District.

Mrs. Hightower-Guzman has been appointed as the new vice principal of East Avenue Middle School. Mistee began her educational career in the New Haven Unified School District eleven years ago. She taught both sixth and seventh grades for seven years. She taught English and social studies at middle school and served as a teacher leader. While at Logan, Mistee served as the administrator for 1,100 sophomores. Mistee also has experience as an administrator at the elementary school level, working in schools with more than 800 students. There she was responsible for the English Learner Program, student interventions, and worked collaboratively with faculty in professional learning communities.

Mistee earned her bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Spanish from the University of California, Davis and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from University of California, Berkeley. Although Mistee chose to go into education rather than to work in the field of international relations, she continues to take annual trips all over the world, the last one being to Fiji during a cyclone. She is a strong proponent of the Visual and Performing Arts having taught dance at James Logan High School for two years and has been a teacher and choreographer at a private dance studio for the past eleven years.

Mistee believes in East Avenue’s vision statement: Contribute, Achieve, Thrive, and is committed to ensuring that all children are given the opportunity and the tools to accomplish that vision.

“I am excited to become a part of a community with a strong history and an even more vibrant future. To become a part of a team of educators that is committed to the success of all students is a tremendous honor.”