Molly Kuykendall joins FVSD Family as Assistant Principal at Talbert Middle School

Ms. Kuykendall joins the FVSD Family from Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District where she served as Dean of Students at Corvallis Middle School.  Prior to this, she taught in Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District and Torrance Unified School District. 

Ms. Kuykendall’s appointment this evening brings her back to the Fountain Valley School District, where she began her educational career as a student at both Plavan Elementary School and Masuda Middle School.  She then graduated a Baron from Fountain Valley High School.  As Ms. Kuykendall notes, “I am thrilled to be joining the FVSD Family at Talbert Middle School.  I look forward to giving back to the community that shaped me into the person I am today.”

“We are excited to have Molly Kuykendall join our District.  She has a passion for teaching and learning, works collaboratively with stakeholders and has a proven track record of success.  In addition, she believes in all children and holds herself to high expectations,” noted Superintendent Dr. Mark Johnson.  “We are confident in her ability to continue the tradition of excellence at Talbert Middle School, and welcome her to the FVSD Family.” 

Ms. Kuykendall received her Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of San Diego.  In addition to her commitment to education, Ms. Kuykendall is an avid reader and a huge sports fan.  She enjoys cheering on the UCLA Bruins and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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