MVLA schools pick two administrators

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The Mountain View Los Altos High School District has appointed a new assistant principal for Los Altos High School and a new special education administrator for the district.

Fabian Morales Medina, the new assistant principal, previously served as an academic counselor and dual enrollment coordinator for the San Mateo Union High School District and its middle college program partner, the San Mateo County Community College District.

Neena Mand, who will serve as the district’s new special education administrator, previously worked as the special education coordinator for the Santa Clara County Office of Education.

Both appointments go before MVLA’s Board of Trustees for formal approval on Aug. 9.

“Neena comes with a breadth of experience that will lead to her success in this role. She has experience teaching special education in high schools and has led nine county special education schools as a principal, said Superintendent Nellie Meyer. “Her extensive familiarity with our local Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) as well as her experience within the Santa Clara County Office of Education will serve our students well.”

In his new role as an assistant principal, Morales will be part of the school’s management team providing leadership in curriculum, instruction, guidance, discipline, facilities, management and support services.

“The role of an assistant principal is one of the most visible positions to students and families, and Fabian’s previous experiences as an academic counselor, club advisor, and with diverse student populations make him an ideal fit for our Los Altos community,” said Meyer.

The district also includes Mountain View High School, Alta Vista continuation high school and MVLA Adult School.