Administration

Principal: Gabriel Fajardo

Contact: gabriel.fajardo@desertsands.us,

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Instruction will continue to focus on enabling students to demonstrate both numeracy and the literacy skills of reading, writing, speaking, and reasoning and preparing them to participate actively as citizens in a technologically advanced society.

Shadow Hills High School provides many academic and extracurricular activities. Students who become involved outside the classroom are more successful inside the classroom. We hope our students maximize their high school experience by becoming involved in our school's athletic and academic teams, visual and performing arts programs, and outstanding club activities. There are many to choose from and each student can find something that is of interest to them to make the high school experience engaging and rewarding.

We will also be working to streamline our behavior and learning expectations by incorporating Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) strategies on our campus. With that end in mind, we will continue to focus on our values that are the foundation of how we interact with each other. Knights have:

Respect—treat people the way you would like to be treated

Integrity—honest and having strong moral principles

Greatness— the quality of being great, distinguished, or eminent

Honor—high respect; esteem

Teamwork—collaborative effort of a team to achieve a common goal

We believe that these values will help you be successful in school, career, and life in general.

I am looking forward to seeing you as we begin the start of the 2018-19 school year! Follow me on Twitter at @SHHS_Principal for the latest news. Stop by and say hello when you see me on campus.

GO KNIGHTS!

Mr. Gabriel P. Fajardo

Principal


ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL: KRISTEN WOOD

Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment

CONTACT: kristen.wood@desertsands.us

I am honored to be a Knight at Shadow Hills High School that supports Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, and Activities. I have worked in DSUSD for 22 years as a teacher, advisor, instructional coach, and assistant principal. It is simply amazing when our careers match our passion, and I have been blessed to find this connection with Shadow Hills. I am enthusiastic about supporting and celebrating ALL aspects of campus life, and I’m here to assist our Knights with “Doing It Right”!

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL: Sharon Kalkoske, Ed.D.

Career Technical Education

CONTACT: sharon.kalkoske@desertsands.us

What a joy to enter my 26th year of education as a Shadow Hills High School Knight! As your new College and Career Readiness/CTE Administrator, I bring enthusiasm, support and an “eager beaver” smile as I combine the wisdom of 20 terrific years as a teacher with 6 years as an Assistant Principal working with students, staff and families in everything from Assessment and Curriculum to Positive Behavioral Guidance and Special Education. As your new Knights Assistant Principal, I will continue in my goal of supporting students and staff in reaching their highest potential. See you out there, Knights—I’ll be the one wearing the big ol’ sunhat!

Guillermo Bautista

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL: GUILLERMO BAUTISTA

School Safety, Facilities, & Athletics

CONTACT: guillermo.bautista@desertsands.us

I have been in education for 22 years. I started my teaching career as a kindergarten teacher. I was a high school teacher and coached numerous sports as well as being a head wrestling coach. I have also served as an Activities and Athletic Director for 10 years. In addition, I worked the past couple of years for CWA as an attendance facilitator. Currently, I am the assistant principal who oversees discipline, athletics, and facilities.

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL: LESLIE WELLS

Student Support Services & Special Education

CONTACT: leslie.wells@desertsands.us

I have more than 24 years in high school education. I have served as a Spanish and AVID teacher, coach, counselor, union executive board member, and administrator. I've taught future foreign language teachers, as an adjunct professor at Loyola Marymount University, for eight years. I currently oversee the special education department, world languages department, and the counseling program. I am an approachable guy with an easy smile.