Principal’s Message

principal, Catey Nasello

April 15, 2020

Dear Patriots,

I am writing to share a bittersweet announcement. I have accepted an elementary principal position in Montana. As sad as it makes me to share this news, moving to Montana has been a dream of mine for several years now.  

I am beyond grateful to Dr. Stephens and Tracy Unified for hiring me as a school administrator four years ago. Despite only being Hirsch Principal for two years, Hirsch has felt like home longer than that. Being Hirsch Principal has been the most rewarding time of my career. Never in my life would I have ever dreamed of working with such a phenomenal group of parents, staff and students. Hirsch Elementary truly is a very special place to be. 

It is with a heavy heart that I must say goodbye at the end of this school year to countless fond memories and people, but I am also excited for the new adventure ahead. It has been a pleasure to serve this great community. I will miss all of you dearly.  

As far as a new principal for Hirsch Elementary next year, I have full faith that a high quality candidate will be selected. Once the hiring process is complete, I will do everything I can to make the transition as smooth as possible.  


Ms. Catey Nasello, Principal