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Mr. Darel Hansen



Riverside Poly High School
5450 Victoria Avenue Riverside, California 92506
(951) 788 - 7203

Mr. Darel Hansen, Principal


On July 1, 2019, Mr. Darel Hansen became the 15th Principal at Riverside Poly High School. Established in 1887, Riverside Poly High School is the oldest high school in Riverside, California, a residential suburban community located 55 miles east of Los Angeles. The school has an enrollment exceeding 2500 students in grades 9-12.


Prior to coming to Poly, Mr. Hansen served as the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources for the Hemet Unified School District. However, his passion for working with students and being on a high school campus drove him back to a Principal position.  He began his career in the Jurupa Unified School District serving as a Custodian and Campus Supervisor. Upon completion of his degree and teaching credential, he moved on to the Alvord Unified School District as an English and Physical Education teacher at La Sierra High School. He also worked as the school’s Head Football Coach and Athletic Director.

 

Mr. Hansen eventually moved over to the Riverside Unified School District where he worked as an Assistant Principal at Riverside Poly and Martin Luther King High School, Principal at Martin Luther King High School, Director of Secondary Education and Director of Human Resources for the Riverside Unified School District.

 

Mr. Hansen has been a resident of Riverside since 1969. He graduated from Norte Vista High School, holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from California State University, San Bernardino and a Masters Degree in Cross Cultural Education and Administration from National University. Mr. Hansen and his wife Kim have four daughters - Devan, Sydney, Morgan and Miley.

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