MVLA hires new associate superintendent

The Mountain View Los Altos Union School District hired Margarita Navarro as the next leader of educational services for the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District, effective July 1.

As associate superintendent, Navarro will oversee curriculum and instruction. She replaces Brigitte Sarraf, who is retiring after nearly 50 years working in Mountain View’s education system.

“I relish the opportunity to work closely with teachers and school leaders to develop a common vision for student learning,” Navarro said in a press release. “I strive for a common vision across schools that support talented teachers in meeting the diverse needs of students.”

Navarro comes to MVLA from the San Mateo Union High School District, where she served as assistant principal for seven years. In that role, she developed master class schedules, oversaw curriculum development and course alignment, and administered myriad standardized tests. Previously, Navarro was a teacher training coordinator, an Advancement Via Individual Determination and social studies teacher, and a bilingual resource instructor.

She earned a bachelor’s degree from San Jose State University and two master’s degrees in education, from UC Berkeley and Stanford University.

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