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Dear Hughes Middle School Community,

It is with great pleasure that I introduce myself as the newly appointed principal of Hughes Middle School.  I am honored and excited to be part of a middle school with such a rich history of student achievement.  I look forward to working together as a team to continue providing Hughes Middle School students with a high quality educational program.

Hughes Middle School is known for its excellence in academics, athletics and its overall commitment to student achievement and well-being.  I believe this is a result of the methodical efforts that come from working together as a team of caring educators and stakeholders. I feel fortunate to be appointed to the Hughes Middle School Team where it is apparent that the focus is on doing what is best for students. 

I have served our students and families in Long Beach Unified School District for 23 years.   I served 18 years in middle school as teacher, dean and assistant principal.  For the past five years, I served as the principal at Beach High School.  I am thrilled to be back in middle school and part of the Hughes Team! 

I believe Together Everyone Achieves More (TEAM) and that as teachers, support staff, family members, community partners and the administration we all have important roles in encouraging and guiding students to become life-long learners.  I look forward to serving with the Hughes Middle School TEAM as we continue using the systems and strategies that have proven to prepare students to be successful in high school and beyond.



Troy Bennett