Hello! My name is Danielle Kenfield, and it is a privilege to serve as the Principal of Glen A. Wilson High School. Thank you for taking the time to get to know me better. When you see me about campus, I hope you’ll take the time to introduce yourself.
I believe in the potential of all students, and believe that as educators we have the responsibility to design learning opportunities that inspire our children to grow and learn beyond even their own expectations. I believe that education has the power to unlock each student’s potential and provide a gateway to opportunities throughout life. I am passionate about our mission to prepare all of our students for college and career. At Wilson High School, we strive to empower our students to meet their potential through rigorous and relevant learning experiences and the formation of vital relationships. We are committed to providing educational experiences and programs that result in our graduates becoming lifelong learners, responsible citizens, and college ready.
I received my B.A. in mathematics, with a minor in computer science, from California State University, Fullerton. After receiving my degree and single subject teaching credential, I began teaching math and computers at Sunny Hills High School in Fullerton. I continued my education, earning Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Educational Leadership from CSUF. In 2004, I left the classroom to pursue opportunities as a high school administrator at Sunny Hills High School, then Fullerton Union High School, and finally Troy High School. During my 18 years with the Fullerton Joint Union High School District, I was involved in building and strengthening CTE (Career Technical Education), STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), and VAPA (Visual and Performing Arts) programs. I also designed and facilitated district-wide implementation of Common Core State Standards for mathematics. I was named Principal of Wilson High School in 2015 and am a proud member of the HLPUSD family. Along with my role as Principal, I am honored to serve as the leader of both the HLPUSD Math Curriculum Committee and the Wilson Quad.
Background and Interests
Before delving into public education, I was a walk-on dance coach at Bernardo Yorba Middle School in Yorba Linda. I enjoyed the experience so much, I opened up my own dance studio with my sister, Leslie. After seven years of studio life, I decided to become a math teacher and merged our dance studio with another local studio. While teaching high school math, I also coached the school’s cheer team and continued to teach and choreograph at the dance studio. When my daughter and niece, both dancers, graduated from high school, I hung up my dance shoes and enrolled in the doctoral program at CSUF. I enjoy following the careers of my niece (Ashley), a professional dancer, and my daughter (Molly), a professional choreographer, from the front row seats and on Facebook. When I’m not cheering on the Wildcats from the sidelines or theater seats, I enjoy being at home, watching movies and spending time with my husband, Tony, and our two dogs, Reggie and Ruthie. We love to travel, camp, and attend professional sporting events (Go Dodgers!). My “New Year’s resolution” is to return to my lost hobby of scrapbooking, schedule permitting. The best part of being a Principal is watching our Wildcats blossom into confident young adults. Whether it’s in the classroom, on the field, or on the stage, celebrating the many successes of Wilson High School is simply THE BEST!
Dr. Danielle Kenfield