I am tremendously excited to step in and support students and staff as Interim-Principal of Orchard Hills in this incredible learning community! 

I have served in the Novi Community School District since 2004. I’ve had the privilege of working at Novi Meadows as a School Counselor, Novi Middle School as an Intervention Specialist, within our Office of Academics as an Intervention Coordinator, and in my current role as the Director of Student Support Services where I lead a K-12 team of specialists who provide academic and social/emotional support to students.

For twelve years, I lived right around the corner from Orchard Hills so the building and surrounding area is very special to me. I have two children, ages 11 and 13, who are the light of my life and I understand the importance of high expectations for those who are charged to care for our kids. My husband, Scott, is my partner in navigating life and finding the joy that exists in our world.

I love our Novi community; our diversity, parent engagement, and the value placed on high-quality education is absolutely remarkable. It’s my core belief that with the right supports, all children can learn and grow academically, socially, and emotionally. We will have fun learning in a safe, inclusive, and caring environment and I look forward to what is ahead for students and staff. Myself and our amazing Orchard Hills team are truly partners with you in your child’s education and I encourage you to reach out to me if questions or concerns arise.

Be Well,
Darby Hoppenstedt