LASD hires new principals for Almond & Springer schools

The Los Altos School District has hired new principals to serve at Almond and Springer schools for the 2018-2019 school year.

Superintendent Jeff Baier informed the schools’ parents via email that the district named Raquel Matteroli as Almond’s principal and Robin Robinson as Springer’s principal.

Matteroli joined the district in 2004 as a classroom teacher. She served as categorical programs and student assessment coordinator in 2012 before becoming interim principal at Covington School for the 2014-2015 school year.

Matteroli returned to the classroom as a teacher at Almond in summer 2015, then applied the experience to her most recent role in the curriculum and instruction department, where she supported teachers and administrators through districtwide initiatives aimed at improving learning and classroom instruction.

Matteroli earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Stanford University and a master’s in education, specializing in cognition, culture and language, along with a teaching credential from National University.

Robinson is currently principal of West Valley Elementary School in Sunnyvale, in the Cupertino Unified School District.

Robinson has more than 25 years of experience in education. She taught middle school for eight years before serving as assistant principal and principal from 2001 to 2013 in the Poway Unified School District in San Diego County.

When she first joined the Cupertino district, she served as principal of Eaton Elementary School in Cupertino before transferring to her current position in 2015.

Robinson will succeed the current Springer principal, Lynn Boskie, who is relocating to Colorado Springs to be near her extended family. Boskie said she will miss the community.

“We have many life-long friends and memories that we will forever cherish,” she said.

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