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Meet the Principal

Hi, My name is Mette Thallaug. I have been the principal at Springhill since 2015. However, Springhill is near and dear to me. I taught K and 1st grade at Springhill for 14 years before I moved on to become the reading specialist at Burton Valley for 7 years. I was also a district literacy coach for a year and the vice principal for a year before coming back to Springhill. 

I was born and raised in Southern California and moved to the Bay Area in 1992 with my husband, Haakon. We currently live in Walnut Creek and have raised 2 boys, Andreas (24) and Steffen (20).

The favorite part of my job is visiting classrooms and reading books to the students. I am inspired by the conversations we have together. When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family and being outdoors.

Principal's Message

Tea Time with Mrs. Thallaug:

Opportunity to talk about inclusion, diversity, and equity

Mark your calendars for Monday, September 23rd @ 8:45 AM in the Springhill Library.

Please join me, along with an interested parent, Tammy Lee, for some tea and an opportunity to talk about inclusion, diversity and equity within our Springhill community.

At Springhill, we are dedicated to being an inclusive community where all students and families feel welcome, supported, and thrive.  We value diversity in our school community across multiple social identities (including, but not limited to ability, class, gender, nationality, race, and religion).  We want our students to understand the value of diversity and how each individual can help create a safe, accepting, and respectful school environment for all.  We believe that by doing so, we are modeling the collaboration and understanding that students will need throughout their lives to thrive.

Our hope for this time would be to come together to share concerns, questions, and ideas for how we can collaborate to further support diversity, equity, and inclusion at Springhill.  This will include gauging interest in forming a parent advisory group and extra-mural diversity & justice club.


Mette Thallaug