Huntington Middle School Announces New Assistant Principal and New Band Director

Asst. Principal Daryl Topalian (l) and Ms. Katy Simpson (r)

As you recall from the end of last school year, some of Huntington Middle School’s staff sailed off to new horizons. I’m very pleased to introduce to you two new members coming aboard at Huntington Middle School (HMS). Ms. Katy Simpson is thrilled to be joining Huntington Middle School’s VAPA team this year as the new Band Director! She is recently arrived from Colorado Springs, Colorado where she previously taught instrumental music for eight years at both Timberview Middle School and Woodland Park Middle School. Ms. Simpson’s programs have achieved excellence and her students have consistently received top ratings at state festivals. Ms. Simpson lives with her husband in Monrovia and in her free time, is an avid scuba diver, amateur cook, and Harry Potter enthusiast.

Mr. Daryl Topalian will join HMS as its new assistant principal. Daryl has a wealth of educational experience from his years as School Counselor and Assistant Principal at Oak Avenue Intermediate School in Temple City Unified School District. Daryl has a M.A. in School Counseling and Educational Leadership. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of La Verne’s La Fetra College of Education. While not on a school site Daryl could be heard as Public Address announcer for the United Soccer League and the Women’s Premier Soccer League. Daryl is a passionate, committed, and caring individual who will compliment all aspects of the student-centered mission. Please help welcome these new Huntington Foxes when you are on campus.

Alana Fauré, Principal

Huntington Middle School, 1700 Huntington Drive, San Marino, (626) 299-7060 or visit








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