Principal's Message

Greetings from the Principal

Welcome to Country Hills Elementary School~

Our school has a tremendous staff, incredible students and a fantastic community. We offer a rich, differentiated program designed to meet the needs of all learners, incorporating 21st Century learning tools and California State Standards to enhance student performance. The staff of Country Hills School works together as a team to provide our students with an outstanding educational experience on a daily basis. We look forward to working with you and your children!

  • Student attendance is the key to student success. Be sure your child is in school every day to ensure a successful school year. If you miss school, you miss out!
  • Be sure to read the “Cougar News,” our weekly school newsletter, to take note of the important people, dates and different ways that you can become involved in the children’s education at Country Hills Elementary School. Be sure to also check the school and your child’s teacher’s website for important information. 

I am very proud to serve Country Hills Elementary School as your principal. My career in education began in 1999, and I have had the privilege of working here in Brea since 2003. I have worked and learned across the grade levels and across the curriculum, with a focus on GATE students, English Language Learners, Writing, Science, and Differentiated Instructional Strategies to serve the needs of all learners.

My passion for education and learning fuels me as I work to provide the best possible school environment for our children and advance a shared vision for achievement. I intend to continue the Country Hills tradition of excellence and guide our students and staff to tremendous success and growth in the years to come. If I may assist you in any way, please contact me at

Thank you for supporting Country Hills Elementary School!

Mrs. Trish S. Walsh