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Staff Bio's

Mrs. Fitzgerald - Principal

Amy Fitzgerald has been married for 23 years (Ken) and has two children.  Matthew is 19 and in his second year at UC Santa Barbara.  Joshua is 16 and a sophomore at Hilmar High School.  Mrs. Fitzgerald has been working in the Hilmar Unified School District for over 20 years (5 years as a teacher at Elim, 8 years as a teacher at HMS, 4 years as HMS Assistant Principal, and the last 3 1/2 years as HMS Principal).  When Mrs. Fitzgerald is not working, she enjoys all things San Francisco Giants, reading (especially historical fiction), traveling with her family and spending time in nature hiking and kayaking (her new favorite activity!)

Mr. Labrouche - Math/Science 7, STEAM and WEB

Clement Labrouche, 46 years old, married (Jami) with two daughters (Lauren & Reese). Enjoys traveling, cooking, cycling. Coaches middle school girls basketball and has been coaching Track and Field at the high school for over 23 years. Always looking forward to the next adventure. 

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Mrs. Rosa - Wheel, Life Skills, A.V.I.D, Study Smart and WEB

Married with two children, Finley 11, and Brody, 8. I have two dogs Posey and Crawford and two cats Panda and Pence. I am currently in my 13 year of teaching and enjoying every minute of it.  I have high expectations of myself as well as my colleagues and students.  My goal is to help create lifelong learners here at HMS.  I want my students to be proud of what they have achieved when they walk out of my door in June.  If they know that I expect no less than their best, they will accomplish this goal and be very proud of their achievements.  When we couple high expectations with our Hilmar Middle School Core Values of Accountability, Respect and Empathy I know we will be successful.

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Mrs. Silveira - 8th Grade Reading/Writing/Social Studies and ELD Coordinator

27 years old, married to Sam Silveira and has two children Ezekiel (2), and Mathias (1). Mrs. Silveira enjoys teaching, going to the beach, painting, crafting and cleaning :). Loves spending time with her family and is involved in many activities. 

Mrs. Silva - Library/Media Technician

I married my high school sweetheart (Steve) 40 years ago. We have a daughter (Ally) who will be taking her exam in July to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  I have worked in the Hilmar Unified School District for over 15 years which includes the years I spent as a substitute. I am currently the Library/Media Technician.  When I’m not working I enjoy spending time gardening, scrapbooking/cardmaking, practicing yoga, and baking cookies. I also enjoy spending time with my 3 dogs, Heidi, Mike, and Bruce. 

As a family we enjoy acting in various Renaissance Faires and the Dickens Faire. Our family is a football family and we’re split three ways when it comes to the NFL. Steve is a Raiders’ fan, Ally is a Niners’ fan, and I am a Chicago Bears’ fan. I even had the pleasure of meeting Jim McMahon, Brian Urlacher, and Robbie Gould. 

 

Mrs. Pourtaverdi - Tech Support Technician

I have been working at Hilmar Middle for 10 years as tech support. Married, with twin boys on the way. I love helping students and staff with technology because I learn something new every day. When the work week is over, I enjoy traveling, anything outdoors and visiting family, especially my sisters kids (twin boy and girl). 

 

Mrs. Hawkinson - Attendance Secretary

Abby Hawkinson has been with HMS for 3 years now. She is married to Mike and they have 2 sons, Payton Tyler (13) and Grant Wrigley (almost 6). Her boys keep her very busy! When not attending her sons baseball games, she enjoys working out, shopping, traveling and attending various sporting events. Abby is a huge fan of all things Chicago.

Mr. Stewart – HUSD District At Risk School Psychologist and Educationally Related Mental Health Services (ERMHS) counselor among many other titles

Professionally, I have been working in both the mental health and educational fields for approximately 23 years.  My goal is always for when students and/or staff enter into my office (on or offsite) for support, I always want them to feel comfortable, listened to and not judged.  My hope is that they leave in better spirits, re-energized and feeling that not all is lost or hopeless.

Doug Stewart, 47 years old, father of one beautiful daughter, Natalia Stewart who also attends, HMS as a 7th grader.  I enjoy record collecting (LPs and 7 inchers, for those who are too young to remember), mindfulness, spirituality, hiking and mountain biking in both the Northern and Central Coastal regions, tent camping, and looking for little gems in bay area used book and thrift stores.  I love to travel nationally and internationally and always have an appetite for French Vietnamese, Mediterranean and Korean (per Natalia’s favorite) food.   Don Martin from Mad Magazine and Gary Larson’s Far Side are my favorite comic strip artists.  Sanford and Son and The Streets of San Francisco are two of my favorite TV shows from childhood.

Mr. Komos - 8th Grade Reading/Writing/Social Studies

Married (Michelle) with 2 wonderful children, Austin 7 and Emma 4.  Enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, and participating in many fantasy sports leagues. Has coached multiple sports for the Middle School including softball, soccer, both girls and boys basketball and also serves as the Athletic Director for HMS.  Mr. Komos has also coached football at the high school for the past 16 years. Mr. Komos has been teaching middle school aged students since 1999 and enjoys coming to work every single day and working with their unique personalities. As a teacher, he hopes to instill or reinforce the value of self-worth in each student and encourage each of them to set goals for themselves that they can strive to achieve.