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MVLA picks distance learning head to be associate supe

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Teri Faught has been chosen to be MVLA's associate superintendent of educational services.

The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District has selected Teri Faught, the district’s current distance learning administrator, to become the associate superintendent of educational services.

In her new role, Faught will oversee curriculum and instruction for the district. At a March 8 board meeting, Faught said she is excited for her new role and will prioritize “equity and excellence” in her work.

“That will be a continued priority for me – to ensure that every student and every parent feels that they belong on our campuses and that their voices are heard,” she said.

Faught replaces Margarita Navarro, who took a leave of absence in August and formally left the position in January.

With 24 years as an educator, Faught’s experience includes teaching science at Mountain View High School, as well serving as an assistant principal at the school from 2017 to 2020. Since last July, Faught has served as the district’s distance learning administrator, a newly created position tasked with overseeing the district’s transition to online learning during the pandemic.

The district’s board of trustees was slated to approve Faught’s appointment at last week’s board meeting but forgot to take a formal vote. Trustee Debbie Torok made a motion to approve the personnel report, which included Faught’s appointment, and trustee Sanjay Dave seconded the motion. However, the motion was never voted on. Board president Fiona Walter said in a text that the oversight would be corrected at the next meeting.

At last week’s board meeting, the trustees congratulated Faught on her new role.

“(I’m) very, very excited to have you on board, Teri,” Walter said. “You’ve worked so hard (for) the last year to get us up and running, and it’s just nice to have you continue in that realm, taking care of our students.”

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