Schools Briefs: New head of schools and a photography exhibition

Los Altos Christian names head of schools

The Los Altos Christian Schools board unanimously named Cathy Robinson the new head of schools, effective Jan. 16.

Robinson previously served as acting principal and has worked at the school for 28 years. The board appointed Robinson on the unanimous recommendation of a search committee, according to a press release.

“After months of prayer, and God’s confirmation through our Search Team, faculty, staff, parents, and friends, we believe God’s hand is on Cathy to serve in this vital role,” Pastor Dave Gudgel said in the release. “We are excited to see how God will use her to continue the good work that is already being done here as she leads our LACS community.”

Los Altos Christian Schools, a ministry of Bridges Community Church, is a private school serving preschool through ninth- grade students. The school is located at 625 Magdalena Ave.

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Foothill’s KCI to host photography exhibition

The Krause Center for Innovation at Foothill College is scheduled to host “The Corrective Lens,” an exhibition featuring 29 photographs depicting 13 countries, Thursday through March 20.

According to a release from the college, “The Corrective Lens” aims to celebrate the diversity of cultures and people from around the world and offer a message of unity.

“Storytelling is universal; it’s in our DNA,” Harlan Crowder, whose images of Burma and Cuba are included in the show, said in the release. “It’s the fundamental way humans connect.”

An opening reception is slated 7-9 p.m. Thursday, and an artist talk is set for noon to 1 p.m. March 11.

The exhibition will be located in the KCI Gallery, on the lower level of KCI at Foothill College, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

The center is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. It is closed Sundays and holidays.

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Schools Briefs: School board leadership, distinguished school award and Foothill speaker

Local school districts elect new leadership

The Los Altos School District, Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District and Cupertino Union School District each elected new board officers last month.

Schools Briefs: SVLG board and elephant fundraiser

Miner joins SVLG Board of Directors

The Silicon Valley Leadership Group Board of Directors approved six new board members, including Foothill-De Anza Community College District Chancellor Judy Miner.

School Briefs: Vice chancellor, fire and elephant fundraisers

FHDA hires Cheu as vice chancellor

Susan Cheu is now the vice chancellor of business services for the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, after serving in the role on an interim basis since the start of the year.

Schools Briefs: Coat drive, holiday faire, volunteer opportunity

Los Altos police host children’s coat drive

The Los Altos Police Department is sponsoring a winter coat drive benefiting Los Altos elementary schools.

Schools Briefs: Freestyle open house, LAHS e-waste collection, nursery school 5K, student art sale

Freestyle Academy hosts open house

Freestyle Academy of Communication Arts and Technology is slated to host an open house 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at 1299 Bryant Ave., Mountain View.

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