Mr. Dolowich, Principal


Principal's Message     

It is with great excitement that I introduce myself as the principal of Ochoa Middle School. After serving as the assistant principal at Hayward High, it is an honor to continue to serve the community of Hayward and assume responsibilities as Ochoa’s school leader. Our dedicated staff is committed to providing a rigorous standards-based academic program that engages students and prepares them to be successful in high school and beyond. To this end, our administration and staff are dedicated to creating a safe and positive school climate. We strive to foster meaningful partnership with students, families, and community members and are committed to working as a team to support each individual student in achieving academic success. Our school is proudly open to any parent or community member during the academic day and we welcome you to join us as we serve our students at Ochoa Middle School. Go Bulldogs!

Ariel Dolowich, Principal


Ms. Condit-Gordon, Assistant Principal

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As the Assistant Principal, I am committed to maintaining a safe and productive learning environment.  I am fortunate to have been at Ochoa Middle School for 8 of the 10 years I have been teaching in Hayward Unified, and because I have such a deep connection to the school, I take student learning very personally and want nothing but the best for our students.  Students, Parents, and staff are my number one priority.


I grew up in Hayward, and attended school K-12 in Hayward Unified, graduating from Hayward High.  I attended UC Berkeley and received a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Nutrition.  I then enrolled in San Jose State University, where I received a Master of Sciences in Nutrition Education.  I continued my education at California State University, East Bay, where I completed my teaching credential in Biological Sciences.  Five years later, I returned to CSU East Bay and completed my Administrative Services credential.


I have taught both 7th and 8th grade Science at Ochoa Middle School.  For two years I left Ochoa and was a Teacher on Special Assignment at the district offices, working in the Standards & Assessment Department where I coached teachers at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.  Here at Ochoa I have many duties, including overseeing Special Education and 504 Plans, the English Language Learner program, Student Study Teams (SST’s), and student data and achievement.  I also assist with student discipline and conduct parent meetings as necessary.