As your principal it is both an honor and a pleasure to welcome you to the 2021-22 school year—live and in person! Whitney High School is an outstanding academic institution, one with a long and impressive history of rigorous academic preparation that ensures students’ post-secondary success. As a result, Whitney High School has been named a California Distinguished School more times than any other campus, has been honored as a National Blue Ribbon School five times, was awarded status as a Gold Ribbon School in 2017, and has been consistently ranked as one of the top high schools in the state. Furthermore, Whitney has been featured repeatedly in Newsweek Magazine and in US News and World Report’s annual list of top performing schools. Therefore, it is no surprise that Whitney graduates can be found at the finest colleges and universities around the country, and their contributions in the world have been considerable.
In addition to ensuring that all Whitney students master the California State Standards and the 5 Cs of 21st Century Learning—critical thinking, creativity, communication, collaboration, and citizenship— one of our primary goals for the 2021-22 school year continues to be the creation of a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive learning environment for all. We can only achieve this if Whitney’s stakeholders are empathetic and culturally proficient; therefore, this year we plan to…
We owe these efforts to our students, our families, and the world beyond Whitney’s walls—we can and will be better.
It is truly a privilege to serve Whitney High School’s community, staff, and students as principal; and I look forward to meeting and working with each of you. I wish you an exciting, enjoyable, and successful 2021-22 school year!