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Saratoga High Has New Principal

Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District trustees have appointed Rancho Bernardo High School Principal Paul Robinson as the new principal at Saratoga High.

Longtime educator Paul Robinson has been selected as the new principal of Saratoga High School, effective July 1, district officials announced this morning via a press release

trustees appointed Robinson after an extensive nationwide search conducted that included community, staff and student input, and an interview process, the release stated.

Robinson will succeed Saratoga High School Principal Charles “Jeff” Anderson, whom trustees appointed in January as their new assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction and human resources also effective July 1.

Anderson has been principal of Saratoga High School since 2005 and will continue in that role through the end of the 2011‐12 school year, trustees said.

Saratoga High School has an enrollment of 1,390 and is one of the most elite schools in the country along with Los Gatos High School. According to US News, Saratoga High is ranked No. 93 among public high schools in America based on AP test scores. An impressive 98 percent of graduates go on to college or technical schools.

Robinson has more than 33 years in education, including 16 as an administrator and eight as a principal.

His most recent position, held since 2006, was principal of Rancho Bernardo High School in San Diego.

He has a bachelor’s degree from Point Loma College and a master’s degree in educational administration and administrative credential from National University.

"His references speak to his work ethic and values and the positive impact he has had on students and staff. He has led efforts that resulted in increased student achievement and opportunities for all students," trustees wrote in their release.

Robinson said he's committed to the personal growth of students, challenging and supporting them to reach their potential, and beyond.

LGSUHSD Superintendent Bob Mistele said during a site visit to Rancho Bernardo High School, district officials heard from students, parents and staff about Robinson's visibility on campus and in the community.

Mistele said the group also learned of his commitment to meeting the social/emotional and academic needs of all students.

"These are the attributes we want to see in the leader of Saratoga High and we are very excited to have him join our site and district leadership team," Mistele said.

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