Spring Fair 2014

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The 2014 GHS Spring Fair
Next Friday, April 25th, from 3 - 6 PM!

Auction site is up!


You can purchase tickets (bracelets for unlimited games, tickets for food, raffle tickets) from Lisa Peters this week (and raffle tickets from your student help them win the prizes!!).

Next week, students will be selling at drop off and pick up. You can also buy tickets during the Fair.

Volunteers still needed!

Please Click Here to sign up!


Acting Head of School - Armaghan Mirhaj

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Ms. Mirhaj is thrilled and excited to be a part of the Golden Hills School family. Ms. Mirhaj obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Victoria and her Bachelor of Education degree from the University of British Columbia. In addition to teaching in Canada, Ms. Mirhaj also served as an Educational Team Leader supporting, guiding and collaborating with faculty and parents to ensure an optimal academic and social-emotional experience for students. After being involved with various educational arenas, she obtained a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of British Columbia.
Upon moving to California from Canada, she worked as a Student Learning Coach in the Twin Rivers Unified School District, providing instructional support and professional development activities for classroom teachers, as well as guiding the administration and teachers in working towards improving the overall quality of instruction and student achievement in the school.
Ms. Mirhaj holds a California Teaching Credential, a California Administrative Credential, a California Cross-cultural Language and Academic Development Certificate and a British Columbia Teaching Certificate.
Ms. Mirhaj believes that education is about teaching students, not subjects. Every student is unique and contributes a great deal to the wealth of knowledge existing in every classroom. She considers one of her strengths to be her strong commitment to working with colleagues, students, and parents in building a common vision to improve student achievement and create an atmosphere that enriches articulate and independent thinkers. She is honored to be serving as Acting Head and looks forward to working with students, parents, staff and the community to ensure the continuation of the top quality education and services offered at Golden Hills School.
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Finance Manager - Lynn Lagomarsino

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Director of Admissions & Marketing - Jim Gaines

JG Headshot 1 683x1024Jim Gaines was born in Ohio but grew up and was educated in Europe; in Belgium and in England. He attained his BA Degree from Vassar College and a California Multiple Subject Clear Teaching Credential from San Francisco State University. He has enjoyed a distinguished career in education, starting with 10 years in the classroom in many grades from Pre-kindergarten to fourth grade. His last 15 years in education were in school leadership roles, including heading schools in New York City and Marin County, CA, and as Assistant Head at the East Bay French American School. After a break from education to run a family business, Jim became interested in business development and marketing and brought this focus back to school administration as an independent school Admissions Director in the Bay Area.

Mr. Gaines is also a founding board member of the Children’s Arts Guild, an organization dedicated to using a the arts for the development of social-emotional skills in children. He is a musician and enjoys many kinds of music, especially live, and lives with his beloved English Labrador, Hunter.

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Athletics Director - Geoff Kauppinen


Mr. Kauppinen is the school's Athletic Director, Physical Education teacher for grades Kindergarten through 8th grade and coaches a variety of sports throughout the year. He is in his 6th year in this capacity.  He has taught at Golden Hills School since 2000 and has taught 5th grade, midle school math, history and English as well as serving as the Development Director. He graduated from U.C. Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law and Society as well as completing the Athletic Coaching Certificate Program.

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School Secretary - Lisa Peters

Lisa Peters

Lisa Peters has been the school secretary at Golden Hills School since July of 2002. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Chico State University.  Lisa's previous experience includes insurance underwriting and working as a substitute teacher for the El Dorado County Office of Education for 3 years.

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Golden Hills School

Golden Hills School

1060 Suncast Lane
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

Phone: 916-933-0100
Fax:     916-933-9643

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