Phone: (925)606-4711


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts Economics Carleton College Single Subject Teaching Credentials Social Science, English California State University, East Bay Master of Arts Educational Administration Brandman University

Mr. Jesse Hansen

Jesse Hansen joins the East Avenue Middle School staff with over 20 years of experience as an educator. He served as a classroom teacher for twelve years at both the middle and high school levels, teaching Social Science, English, and Core. For the past 8 years he has worked as a school administrator, most recently serving as an assistant principal at Castro Valley High School. As a school leader, Mr. Hansen has worked to support staff and students in a variety of curricular areas.

In addition to his expertise in curriculum, Mr. Hansen has experience leading work in Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), the English Language Learner Program, AVID, ROP, career pathways, student government, and school safety. He has participated as a Visiting Committee Member for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Mr. Hansen values relationships and connections among students, staff, and families. Communication is a priority so that the entire school community can work together and achieve success for each student.

In addition to education, Mr. Hansen enjoys his family. He and his wife have two children, one entering 8th grade and the other starting 10th grade this fall. In his free time, Mr. Hansen enjoys the outdoors, gardening, reading, playing pick-up basketball, and watching sports and comedy shows.

Vice Principal

Phone: 925-606-4711 ext. 6175


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts English UCLA Master of Arts Educational Administration San Jose State University

Mrs. Holly Ellison

I am so happy to be joining the LVJUSD and East Avenue Middle School communities. Although I am new to the district, I have been in education for over 20 years with experience both as a classroom teacher and as an intervention coordinator. One of my top priorities at East is to help foster strong, caring relationships among students, families, staff, and the community so that our students thrive academically and socially/emotionally. Please reach out and say hello!