Mon12222014

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Familiar face returns to LASD

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Nancy Davis, right, answers students’ questions while principal at Covington School. This year she returns to the Los Altos School District as principal at Almond School.

Former Covington School Principal Nancy Davis returns to the Los Altos School District this year as Almond School principal.

Davis served the district as Covington principal for three years before taking a two-year leave of absence. Before joining the district, she was principal of Silver Oak Elementary School in the Evergreen School District.

Davis’ teaching experience includes kindergarten through third-grade. She has mentored and supported kindergarten through sixth-grade teachers.

A team that included Almond staff members, other principals, parents and district officials interviewed a large field of candidates, according to Superintendent Jeff Baier. District administrators and principals evaluated the final candidates, selected Davis and the Board of Trustees approved the appointment last week.

Baier released excerpts from letters of recommendation written in support of Davis.

A teacher described her as “very approachable. No matter what time of day or how busy she was, she would stop what she was doing and listen attentively. That level of attentiveness extended to children as well.”

Davis “loves children and brings an open and warm heart to the school,” according to a parent. “(She) works in tandem with families to create a supportive, caring environment in which all students can learn.”

Davis begins her new position this week, replacing Terri Stromfeld, who left the district for an administrative position in the San Jose Union School District, where she had worked previously.

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