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Learn About Our Admin Team

Alison DeMark, Principal
Dr. DeMark loves principal life at Golden! You will see her all over campus being silly with students, taking pictures, and giving hugs! Previously, she served as a GATE coordinator for 6 years and as the President of the Orange County Council for the Gifted. She has spent 17 years in public education with over a decade of classroom teaching experience. Her expertise is in teacher pedagogical practices, and working with the gifted. Dr. DeMark is an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Southern California where she teaches courses in academic writing and creativity in the Doctor of Education Program. In her free time, she enjoys collaborating with educators, baking, and updating her dog's Instagram account.
Kristin McDonald, Assistant Principal
Mrs. McDonald has called Golden her home for the last 14 years!  She taught for 17 years in the district and was a 2015 Orange County Teacher of the Year before becoming the assistant principal here at Golden. As an educator, her passion is to connect with students. You may even spot her engaged in a competitive game of handball at recess time! Always a teacher, she loves to jump into classroom lessons and participate. Mrs. McDonald has two daughters, Kayla and Ella, who have both attended Golden. She loves to spend time with her girls - watching them play soccer, hanging out at the beach, or traveling someplace new.