Principal’s Message

principal, Catey Nasello

Dear Wanda Hirsch Elementary School Community,

It is an honor to serve as the principal of Hirsch Elementary and be a part of this extraordinary community. I can assure you that I share in this school community’s commitment to caring for your children each and every day.

The 2020-2021 school year will mark my 18th year in education. I am a product of Clovis and Sierra Unified school districts. I earned my bachelor’s degree via a teaching scholarship through Fresno State. I worked in both of my home school districts during this time. I received my teaching credential through National University and eventually went on to spend eight years of my career working in Gilroy Unified. I was an elementary teacher at various grade levels and later became an instructional coach where I trained and coached elementary teachers in 21st century teaching practices. During those years, I earned my administrative credential at National University and my master’s degree in Educational Technology through Concordia University. I came to Tracy Unified in 2017 when I was hired as the assistant principal at Art Freiler School and have been there ever since. I’m passionate about Tracy Unified’s vision for our schools and look forward to the exciting years to come.

I firmly believe that every child can develop skills for success. The partnership between home and school builds confidence in students to use their skills to shape their future as well as the future of our community and our nation. With my goal of continuing the tradition of excellence here at Hirsch Elementary School, I am committed to always exploring ways to meet the needs of all students and to effectively communicate with parents and community members. This is your child’s school, but it is also your school.  Please feel free to make an appointment to share your thoughts, concerns, or ideas with me. I look forward to working with you in continuing to make Hirsch School a special school; a place we all share with Patriot pride! 


Ms. Catey Nasello, Principal