Principal's Message


I am the proud principal of the Critical Design and Gaming School and ready for my third year in this role. We’ve experienced positive growth over the past seven years (especially in the past two years) which includes C:\DAGS being recognized as having the second highest math scores for SBAC in our Local District Directors Network and overall improvement in student attendance. The State of California has recognized C:\DAGS as a Silver Certified Linked Learning school which celebrates the success of our pathway to careers in Game Design, Engineering, Computer Programming, Art Design, and other STEAM careers. We use gamer mindset to overcome obstacles to ensure all of our students are college and career ready. Join our team and play the game to get to college and beyond.


Patricia Hanson is in her third year as the Proud Principal of C:\DAGS. She is in her 12th year as an educator for LAUSD serving the community of South Central Los Angeles and is in her 7th year at Hawkins High School.  She was a design team member for all three schools on the Hawkins campus and led community sessions to create the three schools present at Hawkins today. In 2015 Ms. Hanson was identified as one of the Top 25 Inspirational Teachers in Los Angeles by the United Way. Ms. Hanson has two Masters degrees in Education, an Administrative Credential, a Teaching Credential, and a Bachelors of Arts in American Studies.