Hillman to Lead Wildcats

Mimi Evans, Editor-in-Chief

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It’s official: 62 days after Principal Reimann announced his departure from Dougherty, interim Principal Danny Hillman was formally introduced as the permanent principal of DVHS at the Education Board meeting on Tuesday, November 12th. Previously an assistant principal at Dougherty, Mr. Hillman has introduced the Take It and Make It Better mantra, saying he is “excited about the opportunity to lead DVHS and continue building our Traditions in Excellence.”

Almost immediately, this leadership has been put to the test, with the recent off-campus altercation between a Dougherty and San Ramon Valley High School student on Thursday, November 14th. Principal Hillman has formally responded to this incident, stating that he is cooperating with SRV and local police and that “school is a vital part of the community and we need to work together to address things that need changing. Investing time into our children and students to make them better human beings is in all of our interests.”

The Tribune sat down with Mr. Hillman to get to know him better, and came away with the first sketch of the man who now heads a community of over 2750 people- including his current state of mind, greatest fear, and breakfast cereal preference.\

This or That: Principal’s Edition

Tea or Coffee: Tea

Peet’s or Starbucks: Starbucks

Chocolate or Vanilla: Vanilla

Donuts or Bagels: Bagels

Jackson or Jordan: Jordan

Star Trek or Star Wars: Star Wars

Math or English: English

Lucky Charms or Trix: Trix

Paper or Plastic: Paper

iPhone or Android?: iPhone

Coke or Pepsi: Coke

White or Wheat: Wheat

Rain or Snow: Rain

Giants or A’s: Giants

Electric or Blade: Blade

Sunrise or Sunset: Sunset

Laces or Slip-Ons: Laces

Formal or Casual: Casual

Early Bird or Night Owl: Night Owl

The “Proust Questionnaire”

What is your greatest fear? My kids not recognizing me.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? Temper.

What is the trait you most deplore in others? Disrespect.

What is your greatest extravagance? Starbucks.

What is your favorite journey? My journey as a dad.

On what occasion do you lie? About my kid’s birthday gifts.

What or who is the greatest love of your life? My kids.

When and where were you happiest? Right now.

Which talent would you most like to have? Juggling.

What is your most marked characteristic? Intensity.

What do you consider your greatest achievement? Hasn’t happened yet… it’s a work in progress.

Where would you like to live? The beach.

What is your favorite occupation? I’m doing it.

What is the quality you most like in a man? Humility.

What is the quality you most like in a woman? Honesty.

What do you most value in your friends? They allow me to be myself.

Who are your heroes in real life? My dad.

How would you like to die? Quickly.

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