MVHS names new assistant principal

The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees recently selected Teri Faught as the new assistant principal of Mountain View High School.

Faught, who will replace Lynne Ewald upon her retirement, will assume the new role effective July 1.

Faught said she was “thrilled and honored” to be taking on new responsibilities as assistant principal.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in geology and biology as well as her teaching credential from Western Michigan University, followed by a master’s degree in administration with an emphasis on urban education and leadership from San Jose State University.

Faught joined the Mountain View High faculty in 2004 as a science teacher. In addition to teaching Biology and AP Environmental Science, Faught established the Earth Science curriculum and revamped the school’s recycling program, soliciting donations of recycling bins and working with maintenance staff to have them placed in every classroom.

Summers found Faught leading groups of Mountain View, Los Altos and St. Francis high students on trips to Fiji to study coral reefs and the local ecosystem.

Three years ago, she transitioned to the district’s instructional support team, coaching teachers with a focus on educational technology and new science standards.

Faught said she’s excited to work closely with both Mountain View High staff and students as assistant principal.

“I have always enjoyed working collegially with adults, with professional learners and with teachers,” she said. “You don’t go into education without having a connection with students. It’ll be different from being a classroom teacher. I’m looking forward to finding how I as an assistant principal can get to know the students on my campus. An administrator and teacher alike needs to know and connect with the students.”

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