Michele Borges has been selected by Santa Ynez Valley Union High School District to take the helm as high school principal starting July 1.
According to Superintendent Scott Cory, Borges was was chosen for the position after an extensive interview process that involved staff, students, parents and community members.
“Where we have leadership needs for the future, she has the professional background and expertise to meet those needs," explained Cory. "She has a very strong background in curriculum and instruction and has a proven track record of building strong relationships and teams.”
Borges brings 23 years in secondary education as a math and computer science teacher, dean of students and vice principal, as well as eight years as a high school principal in the Central Valley, most recently.
She also holds a master’s degree in Math and Computer Education and has helped to develop student-centered programs such as a business academy and a protective services academy.
Cory said Borges is a proven instructional leader whose decisions are driven by her core beliefs in student learning and fostering the growth and support of educators.
“I’m thrilled to welcome Mrs. Borges as principal of SYVUHS,” said Cory.
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